Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    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.

    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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