MURP overview

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) is a fully accredited professional degree designed for individuals interested in working in the field of urban and regional planning.

We are the only accredited program in South Florida.

Individuals from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, including social sciences, business, architecture, applied arts, engineering, humanities, design, geography, and urban and environmental studies, are encouraged to apply. There are no required course prerequisites.

The mission of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is to prepare future leaders in planning through education, research, scholarship, and community engagement. Training MURP students is at the heart of this mission, so the faculty invest heavily in the program’s success.

The MURP is a 48-credit-hour program structured to be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. The program can be completed in 2 years as a full-time student or in 4 years as a part-time student while working full time.

The average class size is about 15 students, so students have plenty of opportunities for faculty mentoring and collaboration with other students.


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For any questions regarding the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program, please contact Dr. Louis Merlin (Program Coordinator) at lmerlin@fau.edu.