The tradition of the School is to train professionals for distinguished practice and spatially-based systems approaches with a focus on “livable places,” that is, on “communities that enrich people’s lives”. Each of the four SOP programs provides a particular perspective and offers specific course work about the planning and design of innovative futures. Collectively, courses in the School of Planning reflect a comprehensive approach to the social, physical, economic, environmental, political, health and legal aspects of the study and planning of communities from local, regional, and global perspectives.
The School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati offers outstanding academic and professional preparation for a career in planning. One of the largest academic planning units in the country, the 14 full-time faculty members and rich array of adjuncts supervise the only school or department in the United States offering an accredited undergraduate planning degree with required cooperative education, an accredited master's degree offered with a number of options and a doctoral degree in planning. The faculty is well-balanced, with an excellent record of scholarship, significant professional practice and highly visible service and outreach.
The School of Planning offers the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Urban Planning
- Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies
- Master of Community Planning
- PhD in Regional Development Planning