Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP)


Chart a course for your community with a MURP degree from the University of South Florida!

Do you want to create communities of lasting value? Offer better choices for where people live, work, and play? Engage citizens, businesses, and civic leaders to create communities that enrich people's lives? Then the Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP) degree at the University of South Florida's School of Public Affairs is for you!

The Tampa Bay region is a living laboratory for community engaged learning. Our accredited MURP program offers in-class projects working with local planning agencies, plentiful internships to gain practical experience, a mentoring program that matches students one-on-one with planning professionals, and a near 100% job placement rate for our graduates.

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Take control of your future and apply for admission to the USF MURP program today! But don't just take our word for it—below some of our alums describe their graduate experience at USF.


Sean Baraoidan, MURP ‘18
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Buildings - JLL

"I chose the USF MURP program because of its location and proximity to so many rapidly growing urban areas."


Katrina Corcoran, MURP ‘17, AICP
Principal Planner - Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission

"The USF MURP program gave me knowledgeable professors, a robust networking environment, and the opportunity to plan for—and have an impact on—one of the most diverse and thriving cities in Florida. If you want to earn a meaningful degree, and enjoy where you live while completing it, this program is for you."


Stephen Benson, MURP ‘12
Director, City Planning Department - City of Tampa

Tia Boyd, MURP ‘15, AICP
Research Associate - USF Center for Urban Transportation Research

Alana Brasier, MURP ‘11, AICP
Director of Engagement - National Association of City Transportation Officials

Diego Guerra, MURP ‘20
Senior Community Planner - Ayres Associates