Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning with a Concentration in Sustainability is a specialty program that is offered in an entirely online format. This course of study is offered through the university’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning, and administered under the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The broader Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning is designed to empower planning professionals by educating them in the practical knowledge to make resourceful and long-term decisions, apply new technologies, find the balance between protection and change in their projects, and to improve the overall quality of life. The Sustainability Concentration offers unique courses in ecological environmental planning, social and cultural aspects of sustainability, and equity with implications of decisions.

The Sustainability concentration’s curriculum consists of ten foundational core classes, four specialization courses, and three capstone courses. The curriculum may be completed in as few as three years. The foundational courses span topics such as Planning and Theory, Quantitative Data Analysis for Planners, Urban Economy, and Land Use Planning Law. The Sustainability specialization courses span the topics of Site Design Methodology, Environmental Land Use Planning and Management, International Development Planning, and Sustainable Community Development. The capstone courses entail an Urban Planning Project, Terminal Project, and an Urban Planning Internship.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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