School of Planning

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 School of Planning (SOP) programs provides a particular perspective and offers specific course work about the planning and design of innovative futures.

Planning Degrees and Programs

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, landscapes and environments 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 and landscape architecture. One of the largest academic planning units in the country, the 16 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 represent a wide array of disciplines with an excellent record of scholarship, significant professional practice and highly visible service and outreach.

The School of Planning offers degrees in:

Public Information as defined by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) and the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB)
Please see linked document buttons below for information about student retention and graduation rates, tuition and fees, student achievements, AICP pass rate, and employment rates: 

School of Planning

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
6210 DAAP
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016-0016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

P 513-556-4943
F 513-556-1274

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Emily A Paolucci

Program Director of Administration for the School of Art and the School of Planning


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Pamela Wissman

Executive Staff Assistant