Earn an Executive Master of Urban Planning Online From the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Join a School Ranked No. 2 for Urban Policy.

Sustainability, health care, immigration, urban development, and social policy: these are just a few of the modern challenges that call on a few generation of thinkers to explore beyond the status quo and craft innovative solutions to help their communities thrive.

With the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, students can prepare themselves to serve their communities—local and global—at the highest level of excellence. The school has been ranked both No. 2 for urban policy1 and No. 2 for public affairs2 by U.S. News & World Report for 2019, and the on-campus Master of Planning program was ranked top 10 in the Planetizen guide for North American planning programs in 20173.

“What sets USC Price apart from its peers is a unique multidisciplinary approach that bridges the public, private and nonprofit sectors. … The school has long recognized that 21st-century challenges can be met only by leaders who are able to think broadly, work collaboratively and engage the public.”
- Jack H. Knott, USC Price Dean

The Online Executive Master of Urban Planning From USC Price

As an online Executive Master of Urban Planning student, you will build fundamental knowledge in four areas: project and land economics; urban design and the built environment; political, legal, and regulatory process and stakeholder outreach; and data analysis and communication. You will graduate equipped to be a leader in this growing field.

If you are interested in a two-year, full-time, on-campus program, explore our foundational Master of Planning degree, delivered on USC’s campus in Los Angeles, California.

Explore the Master's in Urban Planning

Our Immersive Learning Format

Our online master’s degree is designed to provide you with the flexibility to complete your degree on a busy schedule—without sacrificing your personal or professional responsibilities at home. This includes:

Live, online classes

Our courses are delivered on videoconferencing technology so you have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with your peers.

Coursework available 24/7

Our courses are recorded and made available online 24/7 from your computer or mobile device. This allows you to complete your work on your own schedule, from anywhere in the world.

In-person learning

Throughout the program, you will meet on campus to engage in real-life case studies and hear from local urban planning leaders. You will also have the opportunity to network with your peers and faculty in person.

Start Shaping Your Community

If you are ready to take the next step in building the skills to make a difference in your community, request information today.