Urban Planning Degree at University of Iowa (Iowa)

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Urban Planning Degree

The urban planning program at University of Iowa prepares students for a career in government agencies, private enterprises, or nonprofit organizations. The program focuses on applying principles of planning, analysis, and architecture to the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions, functioning as professional planners. Program courses include: principle of architecture, master plan development, service communications, community and commercial development, zoning, land use planning, applied economics, policy analysis, applicable laws and regulations, and professional responsibilities and managerial duties. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer urban planning degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Urban Planning Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Iowa offers a master's degree program in urban planning.

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

Non Resident Alien5

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Urban Planning program at University of Iowa, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Architectural and Engineering Managers


Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Urban and Regional Planners


Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, urban and regional planners employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.3% from 2014 to 2024

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other


All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Urban Planning Programs in Iowa

Urban Planning programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 36 students completed this program


  • Urban Planning (B,M)

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