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 URP General Curriculum Requirements.

For a suggested sequence of courses, please see Course Sequencing.

Our MURP degree is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) – the highest level of recognition for graduate planning programs. The curriculum structure is similar to that found in other outstanding graduate planning programs. While we strive for similar levels of quality in all of our courses, our program’s major distinction is its emphasis on Environmental Planning, Land Use and Transportation, Housing and Community Development, Economic Development, Information Technologies for Planning, and Urban Design.

To educate 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 civic life of the city and 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.