Oct 22, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 

Urban and Regional Planning Department

Director of School of Landscape Architecture and Planning: Kristin Larsen
Chair: Joseli Macedo
Graduate Coordinator: Stanley Latimer
Graduate Coordinator of Online Degree program: Ferdinand Lewis

Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.

The mission of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is to educate the next generation of planning professionals to be good stewards of our built and natural environments, to conduct innovative research that improves quality of life for all, and to provide planning services to communities. 

Doctor of Philosophy: The College offers an interdisciplinary program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Design, Construction, and Planning. Areas of specialization within this program include architecture, building construction, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. For information, please see the Design, Construction, and Planning (Ph.D.)  program page in this catalog, or the DCP Ph.D. website: https://dcp.ufl.edu/urp/academics/ph-d/.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning: The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers graduate work leading to the degree of Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.).The 52-credit graduate program is usually completed in two academic years. Students with a master’s degree in a related field may obtain approval from the Department to transfer up to 18 credit hours toward the 52-credit requirement. The Department encourages students with any undergraduate degree who are interested in the field of planning to apply for admission.

The department offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program with the Bachelor of Sustainability and the Built Environment.  The department also offers a combined bachelor/master degree program for current UF landscape architecture undergraduate students who intend to complete a graduate landscape architecture degree at UF. Please contact a College of Design, Construction and Planning Advisor and/or Graduate Coordinator for Landscape Architecture to learn more and for information about application procedures for both combined degree programs.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the College of Law offer a joint degree program. Students may pursue Concurrent Degrees in Latin American Studies and in Transportation Engineering. Areas of concentration with other programs in the Graduate School may be developed to meet the individual needs of students.  The department also participates in a combined degree program which allows academically qualified students to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace through the sharing of 21 credits between the two degrees.   In addition to coursework, the student is required to complete an internship with a public or private planning office and to complete a thesis. The Department reserves the right to retain student work for purposes of record, exhibition, or instruction.

Complete descriptions of the requirements for the above-mentioned degrees are provided in the Graduate Degrees  section of this catalog.

For more information, please see the program page below and our website: http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/urp.