Bloustein’s graduate program in urban planning remains the #3 planning program in the US

June 27, 2023

The 2023 edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs has ranked the Bloustein School’s Program in Urban Planning and Policy Development 3rd among the Top 25 graduate urban planning programs.

Planetizen’s top 10 graduate programs for 2023 are:

In addition to the overall ranking, the Bloustein School was ranked

  • 1st most alumni in the last 10 years
  • 1st in programs allowing part time study
  • 2nd top public programs
  • 2nd most international students
  • 2nd in the Northeast
  • 2nd for largest programs by enrollment and for suburban programs
  • 10th most selective programs

Planetizen also highlights planning programs by specialty. The Bloustein School was mentioned for the following specializations:

  • community development
  • demographics
  • environment/natural resources
  • equity/inclusion/social justice
  • housing
  • healthy cities
  • history/preservation
  • housing
  • infrastructure planning
  • international/global development
  • land use/physical planning
  • land use/planning law
  • public/nonprofit management
  • real estate development
  • sustainability planning
  • technology/GIS
  • transportation planning
  • urban design

To formulate the program rankings for the 7th edition, Planetizen considered indicators across four main criteria.

Planetizen ranking criteria

For more information about the 2023 rankings, visit

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