PROGRAM STRENGTHS

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

Click below for a downloadable Course List.

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.

GIS Courses

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

GIS CERTIFICATE

Click above to learn more.

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.

Sustainability Courses

THE COST

Getting Started

Application Fee

The only up-front cost is
a $30 application fee.
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Program Costs

Per Credit Hour

Once enrolled, costs are
$865 per credit hour.
52 credit hours are required.

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Finding Funding

Opportunities

Please feel free to contact us to learn more about potential funding opportunities!

Financial
Aid

ADMISSION
STEPS + REQUIREMENTS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Step 1 – Check Out Our Program Options
Step 2 – Apply to the University of Florida
Step 4 – Send Us Your Required Materials
Step 5 – Check Your Application Status

DEGREE

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent

GPA

3.0 GPA in upper-level courses

GRE

294 minimum (146 minimum verbal)

RESUME / CV

Academic and/or work experience

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Description of personal goals related to the program

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.

CHECKSHEET – FALL START
CHECKSHEET – SPRING START

Additionally, click the button below for a downloadable document highlighting important dates.

IMPORTANT DATES

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

COURSE TITLE FACULTY
(URP 6100) Planning Theory + History Laurel Harbin
(URP 6231) Quantitative Data Analysis for Planners  Paul Zwick
(URP 6042) Urban Economy  Abhinav Alakshendra
(URP 6131) Land Use Planning Law  Thomas Hawkins
(URP 6061) Planning Administration + Ethics  Kathryn Frank
(URP 6203) Planning Research Design  Uma Sarmistha
(URP 6716) Transportation Policy and Planning  Ruth Steiner
(URP 6270) Introduction to Planning Information Systems Stanley Latimer
(URP 6542) Urban Land Economics  Abhinav Alakshendra
(URP 6341) Urban Planning Project  Paul Zwick + Jocelyn Widmer
(URP 6941) Urban Planning Internship  Stanley Latimer
(LAA 5331) Site Design Methodology  Meredith Leigh
(URP 6931) Sustainable Community Development Christopher Silver + Dan Zhu
(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 Paul Zwick
(URP 6905) 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 Danny Downing
(URP 6979) Masters Research Project Dan Zhu