Master of Urban and Regional Planning

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 fields associated with urban and/or regional planning and decision making. 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.

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree program is designed to educate future planners, practitioners and decision makers dedicated to the improvement of urban regions. The research, teaching, and service activities of the School are guided by the recognition and use of multi-scalar systems and activities; the importance of involvement in a range of governance activities; exploitation of emerging technologies; collaborative engagement across disciplines; and the professional curriculum considerations articulated by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). The MURP is a 48-credit-hour program structured to be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

For information about various paths that can be taken to earn a graduate degree, see the Graduate College’s Pathways to Graduate Education page here.


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

For questions about advising, please contact the College Advising Center at 561-297-2316.

Important Announcement

The application window for the Spring 2017 Mentorship Program will reopen November 14 and close December 9, 2016. The Mentorship Program is open to all SURP students. It is a great opportunity to gain insights about what it is like to work as a professional planner. For more details, see the Mentorship Program web page.

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