Planning for Today
Developing for the Future
With a finite amount of useable land and an infinite number of ways to use it, today’s urban and regional planners are harnessing new technologies to meet the demands of the world’s growing population while simultaneously adapting for a lasting and sustainable future.
The University of Florida’s online Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning program is designed to empower planning professionals with the practical knowledge to make more resourceful and long-term decisions, to find the balance between protection and change in their projects, to improve overall quality of life, and to apply new technologies.
Through a robust curriculum and contextual projects based on current real-world planning issues, this distinctive program prepares graduates to practice in both private and public agencies. Using the latest technologies and strategies in urban and regional planning, you will have the opportunity to learn to resourcefully address issues in sustainability and the implementation of planning technology both domestically and abroad.
Choose Your Specialization
As our world addresses the depletion of natural resources and the need to protect our environment, sustainability has become a major component of all development plans. The Sustainability specialization will help you extend the positive impact you can have as a planner and diversify your skill set through classes in environmental land use planning, international development, sustainable communities, and more.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
A variety of technologies exist to bolster a planner’s understanding and assessment of space from the street to the community and regional scales. Discover advanced planning information systems including 3-D mapping with programs like ArcGIS and web-based systems like Google Sketchup through classes in spatial analysis, geospatial urban modeling and visualization, internet geographic information systems, and more.
During the 100% online Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning program, you will engage and network with fellow students who are urban and regional planning professionals from around the globe, while learning from faculty with extensive experience working in the profession.
The University of Florida is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Additionally, as the state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, the University of Florida is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belongs to the Association of American Universities.
Why Choose UF:
- Diverse Learning Experiences: Benefit from dynamic lectures, engaging group work, and in-field opportunities to enrich your studies
- History of Excellence: Choose UF, the oldest university in Florida, with a time-tested reputation for quality education
- Focused Professional Development: Explore foundation courses, then branch off in your elected specialization to get the specific skills you need
- Jumpstart Your Career: Gain practical planning skills and knowledge during your three-year study to graduate with demonstrated abilities and experience in urban and regional planning