DCP Graduate Programs

The mission of the College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) is to improve the quality of the built and natural environments through offering exceptional educational and professional programs and research/scholarship initiatives that address the planning, design, construction and preservation of the built and natural environments.

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DCP is one of a select set of colleges in the U.S. that combines all of the design and construction disciplines. This presents DCP students with a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary learning.

We have graduate programs in the following disciplines:

* Architecture
* Construction Management
* Historic Preservation
* Interior Design
* Landscape Architecture
* Sustainability and the Built Environment
* Urban and Regional Planning

We also have a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Design, Construction and Planning that holds a STEM designation. It offers a very high placement of students in industry and academia.




The School of Architecture recognizes design as a synthesis of thinking, analyzing, and making — an iterative process that engages issues of space, historical precedent, sustainability, ecology, urbanity, landscape, built-form, and construction toward innovation.

Construction Management

Construction management is the planning, coordination, and supervision of vertical and horizontal construction projects from beginning to completion. The curriculum allows specialization in Safety and Health; Virtual Design and Construction; Construction Automation; Sustainability in the Built Environment; and Project Delivery and Management.

Historic Preservation

The Master of Historic Preservation (MHP) program addresses heritage at different scales (cultural landscapes, neighborhoods, architecture, interiors, building and material technologies) and presents a range of issues impacting the preservation of historic places including economic, legal, and sustainable practices.  Both the tangible (physical) and intangible (cultural) realms of heritage are explored through interdisciplinary thinking in both theoretical and applied practice.

Interior Design

Interior Design is concerned with the design of spaces within buildings. It is a human-centered discipline where the needs of the users and their institutions, together with the vision of the designer generate appropriate design solutions. It encompasses a wide range of project types in office, educational, retail, healthcare, and residential settings, among others.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture applies artistic and scientific principles to the research, planning, design and management of natural and built environments. The integrated research curriculum focuses on applying the design process to create ecologically healthy spaces and equitable sustainable solutions for communities in Florida and around the world.

Sustainability and the Built Environment

The Master of Integrated Sustainable Development (MISD) is designed for current and aspiring recent and pending undergraduates and professionals looking to be successful practitioners and leaders in the most important and fastest-growing global industry: sustainability. MISD is developed to build and apply knowledge to improve lives and to make academics & industry connections to take on today’s environmental challenges.

Urban and Regional Planning

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) provides the best learning experience for current and future professional planners to meet the challenges in our built and natural environments. Students will learn to analyze social, economic, and physical systems, create design arts, and apply decision-making theories. The aim of good planning, in both the private and public sectors, is the equitable distribution of well-being and quality of life.


The Doctorate program in Design, Construction, and Planning is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares students for comprehensive research and professions in academia, industry, government, or non-profit organizations while providing an extensive knowledge of related disciplines.

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