Program Strengths

While not required, our program offers specialized courses for those interested in honing specific skills.

Click below for a downloadable Course List

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
(GIS)

Fluency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has become an indispensable skill within the field of Urban Planning. Our program offers multiple GIS courses, aimed to help you become a GIS specialist.

See more about our GIS Courses below.

The UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning +
UF GeoPlan Center have teamed up to offer a 12-credit GIS Certificate!


SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability isn’t just a concept – it’s a practical mindset.
Our program offers course options for students interested in sustainable development, design, and management.

See more about our
Sustainability Courses below.


ADMISSION
STEPS + REQUIREMENTS

Here are the steps for applying to our program, and our admissions requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


TRANSCRIPTS

Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA


GRE

NO LONGER REQUIRED for Fall 2020 applicants, and beyond


RESUME / CV

Academic and/or work experience


3 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Submitted via the application portal, from academic or professional references


PERSONAL STATEMENT

Description of personal goals related to the program

OUR COURSES

View the courses our program offers below.
For a detailed timeline of course sequencing, click the appropriate button below.

Click on selected course titles to view the syllabus for that course below.

COURSE TITLEFACULTY
(URP 6100) Planning Theory + History Laurel Harbin; Kristin Larsen
(URP 6231) Quantitative Data Analysis for Planners Juna Papajorgji
(URP 6042) Urban Economy Abhinav Alakshendra
(URP 6131) Land Use Planning Law Thomas Hawkins
(URP 6061) Planning Administration + Ethics Thomas Hawkins
(URP 6203) Planning Research DesignLaura Dedenbach
(URP 6716) Transportation Policy and Planning Ruth Steiner; Alissa Torres
(URP 6270) Introduction to Planning Information Systems Sofia Thordin
(URP 6542) Urban Land Economics Abhinav Alakshendra
(URP 6341) Urban Planning Project Thomas Hawkins + Laurel Harbin
(URP 6941) Urban Planning Internship Kyle Dost
(LAA 5331) Site Design Methodology Meredith Leigh
(URP 6409) Sustainable Community DevelopmentMadeline Brown
(URP 6610) International Development Planning Christopher Silver
(URP 6905) Sustainable Urbanism in Europe Christopher Silver
(URP 6421) Environmental Land Use Planning + Management Kathryn Frank
 (URP 6271) Automation for GIS Modeling + Analysis Illir Bejleri
(URP 6272) Urban Spatial Analysis  Emre Tepe
(URP 6280) 3-D Modeling + Visualization Illir Bejleri
(URP 6276) Web GIS Zhong-Ren Peng
(URP 6275) Intermediate Planning Information Systems Kate Norris
(URP 6278) Web Mapping + Visualization Erik Finlay; Danny Downing
(URP 6979) Masters Research Project Kyle Dost

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