City and Regional Planning, Ph.D. | University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, United States
60 months
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City and Regional Planning from University of California, Berkeley provides training in urban and planning theory, advanced research, and the practice of planning.  


City and Regional Planning from University of California, Berkeley is served by nearly 20 city and regional planning faculty with expertise in community and economic development, transportation planning, urban design, international development, environmental planning, and global urbanism.

Students at City and Regional Planning from University of California, Berkeley will:

  • develop specializations within the field of urban studies and planning
  • expand their intellectual horizons through training in the related fields of architecture, landscape architecture and environmental planning, civil engineering, anthropology, geography, sociology, public policy, public health, and political science.
  • build intellectual community 
  • participate in national and international venues of scholarship. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning and Urban Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Housing Planning and Policy
  • Methods of Project Analysis
  • Development - Design Studio
  • Theories of Urban Form and Design 
  • Shaping the Public Realm

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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  • December 1st, 2022


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly competitive. Applicants are required to have completed a master's degree in planning or a related field. They are expected to demonstrate capacity for advanced research and to present a compelling research topic as part of their application. 
  • Once admitted to the program, students are eligible to compete for various university fellowships, including the Berkeley Fellowship, Cota-Robles Fellowship, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Students of the program have also been successful in securing funding for dissertation research from the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the Fulbright scholarships.

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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