Department of Urban and Regional Planning

On-Campus Master’s Degree Options

Traditional Degree Program

The curriculum for the traditional Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree typically involves:

  • Four semesters of study with a professional internship
  • Fifty-two credit hours (required for graduation)

For required core and distribution courses, please see MURP Plan of Study.

For a suggested sequence of courses, please see MURP Sample Curriculum for Fall Start and MURP Sample Curriculum for Spring Start.

Our traditional MURP degree program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) – the highest level of recognition for graduate planning programs. In addition to a curriculum rooted in the foundations of urban and regional planning, our program offers specialized coursework in Environmental Planning, Land Use and Transportation, Housing and Community Development, Economic Development, Information Technologies for Planning, and Urban Design.

To educate tomorrow’s professional planners, we emphasize a variety of learning experiences. These include traditional seminar/lecture courses, studio experiences working on applied problems in team situations, a student internship to gain practical experience in the field, and individual research work involving a thesis. Students are also encouraged to take part in the rich civic life offered by our host community, Gainesville/Alachua County.

Combined Degree Program

The University of Florida has developed a program for undergraduate students that allows those who qualify academically to obtain both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning in 5 years. Please see our Combined Degree Program webpage for requirements.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our on-campus MURP traditional or combined degree programs, please contact Dr. Laura Dedenbach, AICP, Graduate Coordinator, laurajd@ufl.edu,  or Vanessa Niblett, Academic Assistant, vniblett@dcp.ufl.edu.