Admissions Statement

We believe that a diverse student body enhances the educational atmosphere within the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. A classroom of students – whether in-person or online – with assorted perspectives, experience, and upbringings 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 academic backgrounds and professional experiences.

Admission to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) 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 applicants are expected to have a strong academic background, effective writing and communication skills, and the ability to think critically about the challenges facing our communities. Successful applicants 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.

Application Procedures

For more information about how to apply to the campus or online MURP programs, including admissions requirements, application materials, and deadlines, visit our Application Procedures page:

Financial Assistance

For more information on financial assistance, including grants, scholarships, assistantships, and loans, visit our Financial Assistance page:

Campus Master of Urban and Regional Planning

For inquiries about the on-campus MURP program and admissions process, contact:

– Dr. Laura Dedenbach, AICP, Graduate Coordinator,, or
– Vanessa Niblett, Academic Assistant,

Online Master of Urban and Regional Planning

For inquiries about the online MURP program and admissions process, contact:

– Kyle Dost, AICP, Online Program Associate Director,

Ph.D. Program

If you are interested in the Ph.D. program, contact:

Eunice Carter at

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