We believe that a diverse student body enhances the educational atmosphere within the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. A classroom of students with assorted backgrounds, options, and experience can represent on a small scale the kinds of political and cultural complexities that professional planners encounter in their jobs. As a result, our department accepts applicants with a wide range of undergraduate majors and work experiences.
Admission to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program is highly competitive. We will consider your application holistically. In addition to a strong academic background, we look for students who demonstrate their commitment to planning and community engagement through work, volunteer, or internship experiences. Successful students are also able to clearly communicate their motivations for pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida. In special circumstances the Admissions Committee may admit students with lesser credentials on a conditional basis.