The Department teaches students to apply systematic thinking and cutting-edge knowledge and technology to the problems and challenges of the natural and built environment, and seeks to educate planners who will manage growth and change in order to improve the quality of life for all members of society. From its traditional and still central concern with city design, land use and infrastructure, the scope of the program has expanded to include social policy, transportation, housing, economic development, urban design, information technologies, and the built and natural environments.
As one of the top planning schools in the nation according to Planetizen, the Department teaches students with a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experiences to become leaders and visionaries in the field. To discover the wide array of academic opportunities made available for URP students at the University of Florida, please navigate the links on the left-hand side of your screen.
The new online Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning is available for those working professionals who want to pursue a graduate degree without interrupting their current careers. With two specializations to choose from, Sustainability or Geographic Information Systems, and an internationally renowned faculty, one of strongest graduate degree programs in planning is now also one of the most accessible. This convenient, online delivery of the Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning program began in Summer 2012.