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

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program explores innovative GIS technology.  Students will learn about 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.  Foundational courses cover 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in upper-level courses
  • GRE
  • Resume / CV
  • Statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges