Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP)


The Master of Urban & Regional Planning program is taught in one of Florida's most vibrant urban regions at one of the nation's top 50 public research Universities. Join our program today!


Choose Your Path

Planning is dynamic and our program reflects that. At USF, our interdisciplinary curriculum allows you to create a customized course of study tailored to fit your passions and the demands of today's urban planners.

Tampa Bay: A Living Laboratory

Tampa Bay is at the epicenter of Florida's growth: our diverse, lively, urban settings provide unlimited pathways to becoming a planner. We collaborate with practitioners across the region, who provide professional access, internships, and individual mentoring (through the MAPS program) to our students.

Plan Your Future

These collaborations with Tampa Bay's professional community provide a nearly 100% job placement rate for USF MURP graduates. Our alumni have gone on to rewarding careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, all over Florida, as well as in cities like New York, Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta.

The MURP program is actively engaged with the Sun Coast and Heart of Florida sections of the American Planning Association (APA) Florida Chapter.


As a part of the School of Public Affairs, a group of diverse, interdisciplinary practitioners, the Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP) program has a strong commitment to community-engaged scholarship and to making differences in the Tampa Bay metropolitan region.

As part of a Research I institution, the MURP program engages in innovative, applied research; delivers quality education to a diverse student population; and provides public service to the surrounding community. We prepare leaders in the field of urban & regional planning to meet the community, national, and global needs.

Learn more about our program's measures of student achievement and our strategic plan.

Areas of Focus

  • Land Use and Comprehensive Planning
  • Community Development and Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Planning
  • Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Student Resources

See the MURP 2023 Student Handbook or MURP Flyer for more information.