School of Urban & Regional Planning

Florida Atlantic University

MURP Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission must hold a bachelor's degree and be recommended by the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Each applicant should have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of work attempted at the undergraduate level and a score of 150 or higher on BOTH the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections of the Graduate Record Exam (only GRE scores from within the last 5 years will be accepted). All applicants must submit their scores on the GRE, regardless of GPA, as well as a brief personal statement (no more than 500 words).

An international student is required to achieve a minimum score of 550 (CBT-213) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) .A graduate of a college or university outside of the United States who has completed an academic program equivalent to an American bachelor’s degree may apply for admission. All international applicants whose transcripts are from non-U.S. institutions must have their credentials evaluated course by course, including the GPA, by a professional evaluation service. A service may be found at www.NACES.org.

If an applicant presents either a GPA of 3.0 or higher or a GRE score of 150 or higher on both sections of the GRE, but not both, that applicant will be considered by the College Graduate Admissions Committee. The committee will review all evidence of high promise, including, but not limited to:

  1. Trend of undergraduate grades.
  2. Type of undergraduate degree program.
  3. Mature work experience.
  4. Completion of up to three graduate courses with a "B" or higher in each.
  5. Scores upon retaking the Graduate Record Examination.
  6. Personal Statement.

In strong cases, the applicant may be recommended for conditional admittance.

The Admissions process is fully described in the University Catalog, which is updated yearly. The process cannot proceed without the applicant submitting a formal application to the University and arranging for transcripts from all institutions attended since high school, to be sent to the Admissions Office. The deadline dates are as follows:

  Fall Spring Summer
Graduate July 1 November 1 April 1
International February 15 August 15 January 15

For all questions please contact Nicole Estevez at nesteve1@fau.edu.