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College of Architecture and Environmental Design

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

304 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2789 | Fax: 330-672-3809


The Master of Urban Design supplements traditional architectural, landscape architecture and planning education with an understanding of the processes of urban development, and with the skills required to the physical shaping of urban places.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); GRE; goal statement (include intent and background information); three letters of recommendation (one letter should be from a non-academic source); and portfolio (design work should clearly indicate role in group projects). Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum of 32 credit hours, 30 from required courses and 2 from electives.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

1. Manage, advocate, and act legally, ethically and critically for the good of society and the public. This includes collaborative, professional and leadership skills, especially in the public arena.

2. Demonstrate the ability to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on research and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. This includes the wider range of media used to think about urban and regional design including writing, investigative skills, speaking, drawing and model making. The program is concluded through a capstone experience.

3. Develop an ability to utilize the technical instruments of the urban design field including: legal instruments, urban systems and their organization, the role of these varied elements in the implementation of design, and their impact on the environment. This is inclusive of understanding and abilities at a range of scales from local to regional design and the implications of policy and design decision making at these ranges of scale.