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The Master of Urban and 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 us!

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Areas of Focus

  • Land Use and Comprehensive Planning
  • Community Development and Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Planning
  • Hazard Mitigation and Resiliency Planning

Student Resources 

Current and Past MURP Internship Placements:

Bradenton Brownfield Project
Bright Community Trust
Calvin Giordano & Associates
City of Bradenton
City of Dade City
City of Lakeland
City of Largo
City of Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency
City of Tampa
City of Temple Terrace
City of Zephyrhills
Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
Florida Center for Community Design + Research
FDOT District 7
Heidt Design
Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission
Hillsborough MPO
IFAS/Sea Grant
Kimley-Horn & Associates
Manatee County Planning Department
Pasco County
Pasco MPO
Pinellas County Office of Human Rights
Pinellas County Planning
Polk County
REAL Building Consultants
Renaissance Planning Group
Tindale Oliver
University/Department of Lands and Planning, Northern Territory, Australia
USF Campus Recreation
W.L. Smith & Associates Consulting

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 Florida Chapter.

As a part of the School of Public Affairs, a group of diverse, interdisciplinary practitioners, the Master of Urban and 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 and regional planning to meet community, national and global needs.