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Online Master's Degree Overview

Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning

The College of Design, Construction and Planning’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning developed the on-line Master of Arts degree for those working professionals who want to pursue a graduate degree in planning without interrupting their current careers. Once the on-line program is underway and meets the PAB’s five (5) preconditions for accreditation, UF’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning will seek accreditation for the on-line program. With our internationally renowned faculty and designation as one of the top-20 graduate planning programs in the country, we are now also one of the most accessible.


The curriculum for the online Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning (MAURP) degree typically involves:

  • 3 years of study, including a professional internship
  • Specialization in Sustainability or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Fifty-two credit hours (required for graduation)

University of Florida’s Urban and Regional Planning program relays advanced strategies for updating the way today’s planners approach the natural and built environments. Through the online master’s degree, professionals access a solid foundation of core courses, followed by unique studies in either Sustainability or Geographic Information Systems, culminating in capstone courses that offer practical experience in utilizing your new skills.

For a list of required core, specialization, and capstone courses, please see Online Degree Curriculum Overview.

Admissions Requirements

Our admissions requirements are identical for our on-line and on-campus master’s degree students. Interested students must, at the minimum, meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1000 GRE score (400 minimum score on Verbal to meet written and oral communication skills requirements)
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum TOEFL score (550 Paper, 213 Computer, 80 Internet)

How to Apply

To begin your application process or receive more information about UF’s on-line Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning, visit our website