PhD in Urban and Regional Planning

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The PhD in Urban Planning program at the University at Buffalo provides a dynamic and multidisciplinary academic experience, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and research expertise to tackle complex urban challenges. With a focus on innovation and critical thinking, students engage in rigorous coursework, independent research, and collaborative projects spanning urban design, sustainability, social equity, and economic development. Mentored by renowned faculty, students benefit from cutting-edge facilities and the vibrant community of Buffalo, New York, gaining real-world experience and forging connections in the field. Flexible and tailored to individual interests, the program prepares graduates to lead positive change in urban environments, advancing sustainable development and social justice.

Duration of Study

Cost of Study

  • Domestic: $5,655 - $12,130
  • International: $12,130

*per semester tuition rates and does not include fees

Admissions requirements

  • Application fee: $75
  • No GRE required
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Student Life

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See our work

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Research and Faculty

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