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ACSP Education Guide

ACSP Education Guide

The Guide is prepared as a public service by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), a consortium of university-based programs offering degrees and credentials in urban and regional planning. ACSP hopes to encourage a wide range of high school and undergraduate students to consider a rewarding and challenging career in planning. If you are interested in a career in which you can help your community, influence the direction of growth and change, and build a better future, you should read the GUIDE. The GUIDE is designed to show you:

  • how fulfilling a career in planning might be
  • the wide variety of jobs which urban and regional planners do
  • the kind of education and training you need to become a planner
  • the range of universities which offer planning education and training
  • and how you might choose a university planning program matched to your interests and needs