Urban and Regional Planning

Strategic Plan


The urban and regional planning program provides superior graduate education to current and prospective planning professionals in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The program addresses the regional need for professional planners prepared to be leaders employing critical and analytical thinking to devise and implement real-world solutions to the planning issues of today and beyond. Utilizing experiential learning, facilitated by Central Florida’s uniquely diverse and active planning environment, the curriculum focuses on an interdisciplinary approach providing students an integrative and comprehensive perspective on planning and management.


The Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning is the preferred degree of choice in the state of Florida, providing the highest quality graduate education for careers in urban and regional planning. With a contemporary curriculum, innovative instruction, scholarly and applied research, and community service the program continues to develop a national model of community partnership and service in an evolving metropolitan environment.


In a spirit of collegiality and collaboration, the M.S.URP program fosters partnerships with our local community, other college and university departments, and the academic and professional community at large. The program promotes leadership through adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct. The M.S.URP program values diversity and multiculturalism with an active outreach and recruitment effort.

Strategic Plan Goals 2017-2022

Goal 1: Enhance student learning and engagement in the profession
Goal 2: Improve student competencies
Goal 3: Improve faculty research and scholarly contributions to the profession
Goal 4: Enhance community outreach and service to the profession
Goal 5: Improve student recruitment and retention
Goal 6: Enhance the curriculum
Goal 7: Increase financial support
Goal 8: Enhance program soft infrastructure

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