The Urban and Regional Planning MURP program offered at University of South Florida prepares leaders in the field of urban and regional planning to meet community, national and global needs. The major recognizes the need for effective planners to possess diverse skills in the planning and management of human settlements. Accordingly, the MURP core coursework includes thematically-related courses in land use planning, research methods, quantitative analysis, planning theory and history, planning policy and politics, community and economic development, and geographic information systems (GIS). Students have the option of enrolling in electives that focus on housing & community development, land use planning, local economic development, GIS, coastal zone management, housing & community development, environmental and natural resources planning, natural hazards and resilience planning, and transportation planning. These areas of specialization build on the strengths of existing faculty in our sister-major in Public Administration, as well as with colleagues and facilities across the university. The major is thus distinct in its flexibility.
Graduates of the major will be able to:
- Engage in policy-related research relevant to urban and regional issues.
- Assume positions of leadership in public, private and nonprofit organizations engaged in planning, land use, and public policy.
- Further public discourse on the problems confronting cities and regions.
- Utilize communications and technical skills to become successful at all levels of the planning profession.
- Community Development Planning
- Planning Theory and History
- Planning, policy and politics
- Land Use Planning
- Urban & Metropolitan Economic Development Strategies
- Research Methods for Urban and Research Planning
- 12 months
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- A bachelor’s degree from an approved regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent)
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
- Two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member if BS/BA, in last 5 years)
- A “letter of intent” explaining your background and interest
- GRE scores
- An academic writing sample
International42096 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 877 USD per credit during 12 months.
National42096 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 877 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State20688 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 431 USD per credit during 12 months.
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