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Master of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning / Geographic Information Systems

Program Details

The University of Florida’s Master of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning / Geographic Information Systems explores innovative GIS technology that provides methods and theories for measuring location and topography, physical and biological attributes, and distribution of cultural components land use through data storage, analysis, modeling, mapping, and data display. The foundational courses span topics such as Planning and Theory, Quantitative Data Analysis for Planners, Urban Economy, and Land Use Planning Law, while the GIS specialization courses span the topics of Customizing Planning Information Systems, Spatial Analysis for Urban Planners, 3D Geospatial Urban Modeling and Visualization, and Internet Geographic Information Systems.


Must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent from an international college or university. A 3.0 GPA after the first 60 semester/90 quarter hours of undergraduate program. Resume. Submit three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references. A personal goal statement. A GRE Waiver can be applied for by applicant who already possess a graduate degree and related work experience.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


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