Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP)

Graduate Funding

MURP Graduate Assistantships

To qualify for a graduate assistantship, students must first be admitted to the MURP program and enroll full-time (9 credit hours per semester) to qualify for the tuition waiver that accompanies the stipend. We offer a few highly competitive GA positions in the MURP program, primarily during the Fall terms, since appointments are for an entire academic year (Fall and Spring)—if opportunities were to arise for the Spring term, students will be informed; regardless, you are encouraged to apply during any time of the year. International applicants for teaching positions must achieve a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) to qualify for consideration. Apply today!


Mark Bentley APA Sun Coast Section Scholarship

Named after (and established by) Mark Bentley—one of the state’s top land use lawyers and a long-time supporter of local professional planning development activities in partnership with the Sun Coast section of APA Florida. This scholarship will provide support to emerging planners in USF's MURP program! The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving planning student of merit. The application, process, and deadline will be announced via email to current students only.

USF Sources for Graduate Funding

USF Office of Admissions - Graduate Students
USF Scholarships & Financial Aid Services

The Office of Financial Aid is the hub for scholarships and fellowships, grants, loans, and work study.

USF Office of National Scholarships

The Office of National Scholarships provides guidance and support for USF's creative, motivated, and academically strong students as they compete for national merit scholarships across all disciplines.

USF Employment (Careers@USF)

Part-time employment on campus is often a convenient way to help finance your education and gain valuable work experience.

USF Career Services

Career Services helps you assess your skills and interests, improve your career research, identify experiences leading to transferable skills, and search for internships and full- or part-time employment.