Academics Statement

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.

Campus Programs

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers a campus-based Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree program, continually-accredited since 1978. In addition to our graduate-level degree, we also offer a graduate and undergraduate minor, certificates and concentrations, and the option to complete a concurrent (joint) or combined (4+1) degree program.

Online Master of Urban and Regional Planning

We are proud to offer the nation’s first and only Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program to be delivered completely online. The online MURP program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, and mirrors our campus MURP program. We welcome students locally, nationally, and internationally to learn more about our online graduate degree.

Ph.D. Program

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers a Ph.D. concentration for students wishing to pursue a doctoral program. The URP doctoral concentration is offered within the Major of Design, Construction and Planning for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

URP Courses

The courses offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning are updated on an ongoing basis with the University of Florida Registrar’s Office. Course levels range from 3000 – 6000, and include undergraduate-, graduate-, and doctoral-level course offerings.

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