Because the planning profession is practiced in the public, private and non-profit sectors, and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning complements many other academic programs at the University of Florida, a background in planning can serve a variety of careers very well. As a result, UF provides a framework for an individual in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning to pursue a concurrent degree with any other master’s program.
Combination – Concurrent Degree
A concurrent degree program is simultaneous study on an individualized basis that leads to two master’s degrees in two different graduate programs or two master’s degrees in the same major. Such a program is initiated by the student and requires prior approval of each academic unit and the Graduate School. If the student is approved to pursue two master’s degrees, up to 9 credits of course work from one degree program may be applied toward the second master’s degree, thereby allowing both degrees to be completed in less time. The forms required for approval of the concurrent program and petition for acceptance of nine credits of coursework in a second master’s program can be found here.
In particular, planning students with a serious interest in transportation are encouraged to apply for a concurrent degree program in Transportation Engineering with the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering.
Combination – Nontraditional Doctoral/Master’s Degree
A nontraditional doctoral/master’s combination degree program is a program of study when a UF student already admitted to a Ph.D. program wants to pursue, at the same time, a master’s degree outside of the student’s Ph.D. academic unit. The appropriate forms can be found here.