Urban Design

Master of Science in Urban Design

Areas of Study

The Master of Science in Urban Design (MSUD) is an academic degree focusing on urban design with associated coursework in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and community and regional planning. The program is designed to help students develop the professional skills needed to engage in improving the quality and structure of the built environment. The MSUD is a STEM Designated Degree Program by the Department of Homeland Security for the purposes of the 24-month STEM optional practical training extension.

Admission Requirements

This degree program is open to qualified applicants who hold professional degrees in either architecture, landscape architecture, or planning. A dual-degree program with the Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning is available for students with baccalaureate degrees in any other discipline. 

Upon admission to the program, students must pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit to indicate that they accept the offer of admission. The deposit is applied to the payment of tuition when the student enrolls. The deposit is also required of students admitted to dual degree programs.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2023 semester.

The GSC Committee list was not available at publication time; please check directly with the department for an up-to-date list.