Please note: Beginning with the Fall 2020 application cycle, the GRE is no longer a required component of the application. International students are still required to take the TOEFL or IELTS. 
Application Deadlines

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning program accepts applications throughout the year for Fall and Spring admissions.   For each admissions cycle, there are three deadlines: 1) for priority consideration for assistantships; 2) for international applicants; and 3) the final deadline for domestic applicants.  

Applications must be complete by the applicable deadline in order to be considered for admission.

Deadlines for Fall 2020
Priority for Funding:              January 15th
International Applicants:      May 15th
Final Deadline (domestic):   June 15th

Deadlines for Spring 2021
Priority for Funding:            October 15th
International Applicants:    October 15th
Final Deadline (domestic):  November 16th

How Do I Apply?
Please submit all application materials directly to the University of Florida’s Office of Admissions portal (
A complete application package includes:

  • UF Graduate Application form
    • The application fee (as determined by the Office of Admissions)
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required if offered admission)
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0 on a 4-point scale, for upper division coursework
      • Please note: Applicants for graduate study at UF are required to compute their college-level junior and senior year grade point average, unless your institution uses a non-traditional grading system. This “self-reported” GPA will be verified by the university. An accurate self-reported GPA is required, and will help to expedite the processing of your application. A worksheet is provided as part of the application.
    • International Applicants: International transcripts have additional requirements that must be followed for each international institution. International applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions an official copy in the native language of each transcript, mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
  • Personal statement
    • Your personal statement should:
      • demonstrate your comprehension of the field of planning;
      • present your reasons for choosing planning for study and career; and,
      • discuss your interest in the UF Planning program, including your areas of interest and faculty with whom you would like to work
  • Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Recommendation letters should be signed and should be submitted by the recommender to the Office of Admissions 
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)
  • Financial certification (international applications only)

If you are interested in receiving merit-based aid, it is strongly recommended that you submit examples of your work, such as:

  • A portfolio of previous academic or professional work samples
  • A description of community service or engagement experience
  • A description of professional work experience

Please refer to the UF Graduate School for additional admissions requirements.

What is the Process for Admissions?
The Office of Admissions forwards complete application packages to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. A departmental admissions committee comprised of UF Planning faculty and staff reviews all applications.

The admissions committee makes a recommendation and forwards it to the Office of Admissions for final processing.  Upon final clearance from the Office of Admissions, we issue a decision letter to the applicant.

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