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"What we have in common is that we're problem solvers. We like to crunch on problems, turn them around, analyze them, and then respond to them in a way that leaves the world a better place." - Maggie Theriot, MSP/MPA '09, Director, Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship



Welcome to the Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (FSU DURP). We are Florida’s oldest and largest planning program. We have the top-ranked master’s program in Florida and a Top 25 ranked master’s program nationally, according to the latest rankings published by Planetizen. For more than fifty years, we have been training professional planners to be change agents in their communities, and to use their knowledge and skills to improve the well-being of all citizens.

FSU DURP is:

Global—with an internationally focused curriculum and unique study abroad opportunities

Dynamic—with a broad interdisciplinary curriculum tailored to meet your interests

Engaged—with the community through practical and applied projects

Connected—with a network of alumni and extensive professional experience and development

Community Oriented—with small classes, individual attention, and a community of faculty, staff, and students

Transformative—of individual students and broader society with a focus on justice, equity, and resilience

We provide planning education to a community of master’s students and doctoral students across seven specializations (building healthy communities, environmental planning, land use and comprehensive planning, neighborhood planning and community design, planning for developing areas, real estate and economic development, transportation planning). We pride ourselves on our strong record of placing graduates in rewarding jobs in a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations in more than 40 states and two dozen countries. Our graduates plan locally and globally, and everywhere in between.

We are well-known for our award-winning community-engaged work produced through the Mark and Marianne Barnebey Planning and Development Lab and Studio and the high-impact, innovative scholarship of our faculty. We strive to use our research to transform planning practice and planning scholarship.

We encourage you to explore our webpage to learn more about the FSU DURP community and the wonderful work of our students and faculty. If you are interested in studying planning at FSU DURP, we encourage you to contact our staff who can answer any questions you might have about our programs.