The University at Buffalo invites applications from outstanding candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching through its PhD program in urban and regional planning – the first and only one in the State University of New York system.
The program, designed to nurture distinguished scholars and researchers, offers research and learning opportunities encompassing the field of urban and regional planning. The program presently offers special capability, international distinction, and emphasis in the following research areas:
Our graduate students have the opportunity to participate in research at centers and labs in the School of Architecture and Planning, including the Regional Institute, Urban Design Project, Center for Urban Studies, the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA), as well as more broadly within the University at Buffalo. Centers and labs within the School connect students with faculty with research interests similar to their own and provide an opportunity for the students to engage in advanced research.
Many faculty members are engaged in community-based research in the historic city of Buffalo, NY, and the surrounding region while others conduct research in national and international arenas. Research sponsors include local and national sponsors including the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the United States Department of Education.
Learn more about the curriculum and research opportunities through a PhD in urban and regional planning.
Assistant Dean for Graduate Education