Urban and Regional Planning, Master | University of South Florida | Tampa, United States
12 months
877 USD/credit 42096 USD/year
877 USD/credit 42096 USD/year
431 USD/credit 20688 USD/year
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The Urban and Regional Planning MURP program offered at University of South Florida trains students to become planning practitioners capable of working in a variety of public, nonprofit, and private sector environments in a number of different fields. 


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    42096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 877 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 877 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 431 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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