Urban and Regional Planning

Florida Atlantic University

1025 USD/module
370 USD/module
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The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) Florida Atlantic University is a fully accredited professional degree designed for individuals interested in fields associated with urban and/or regional planning and decision making. 


Individuals from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, including social sciences, business, architecture, applied arts, engineering, humanities, design, geography, and urban and environmental studies, are encouraged to apply.

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program is designed to educate future planners, practitioners and decision makers dedicated to the improvement of urban regions. 

The research, teaching, and service activities of the School are guided by the recognition and use of multi-scalar systems and activities; the importance of involvement in a range of governance activities; exploitation of emerging technologies; collaborative engagement across disciplines; and the professional curriculum considerations articulated by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • History and Theory of Planning
  • Urban Governance
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Legal Aspects of Planning
  • Planning Methods
  • Planning Urban Services
  • Introduction to GIS in Planning
  • Managing GIS Projects .
  • GIS Applications in Planning
  • Seminar in Urban Planning
  • Environmental Planning and Society
  • Environmental Analysis in Planning
  • Environmental Policy and Programs
  • Introduction to Economic Development and Tourism .
  • Urban Revitalization Strategies
  • The Public Sector and Economic Development Planning
  • Introduction to Transportation Planning
  • Capital Facilities Planning
  • Seminar in Housing
  • Urban and Regional Theory
  • Urban Development and Design
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Design Workshop
  • Directed Independent Study
  • Planning Workshop

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Start dates & application deadlines

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Application deadline for international students for fall semester is 15 February.




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

 It is strongly recommended that students apply to the advanced standing program prior to their senior year of study. Applicants must have no academic deficiencies at the time of application.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate FAU GPA of 3.25 in order to be admitted to the program. The GRE will be waived for students admitted to this program. Students will otherwise follow graduate application procedures, as well as departmental requirements, for admission to this program. Students who meet the GPA requirement, provide a positive letter of support from a full-time School of Urban and Regional Planning faculty member, and provide a strong letter of intent will be eligible for admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1025 USD/module
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  • National

    370 USD/module
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