The Urban Design Program at The University of Texas at Austin offers the following degree programs:
- Master of Science in Urban Design (M.S.U.D.)
- Post-professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch. [Urban Design])
- M.S.U.D. + M.S.C.R.P. Dual Degree
Master of Science in Urban Design
The Master of Science in Urban Design is an accelerated graduate program designed to prepare students for advanced work in the practice of urban design. Upon matriculation candidates must complete a flexible core sequence of design, history/theory and technology in urban design. After successful completion of the core sequence, students are qualified to commence advanced study in the discipline, focusing on topics ranging from Sustainable Design, Cultural and Historic Landscapes, to issues of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture.
Requirements for Award of Degree
A candidate will be recommended for the Master of Science in Urban Design as a professional degree upon satisfactory completion of 36 units in the following schedule of courses. Credit hours will vary according to the course of study outlined by the faculty upon admission.
Sample Program of Study
Master of Architecture (Urban Design)
Intended for students with an accredited B.Arch. degree wishing to enhance their qualifications, this post-professional “M.Arch. II” degree is an accelerated studio-based and design-focused graduate program designed to prepare students for research, practice, or teaching in the area of urban design. It requires 36 credit-hours in total. For more information about curriculum and admissions, click here.
Master of Science in Urban Design + Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning Dual Degree
The dual degree Master of Science in Urban Design/Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning is an accelerated three year graduate program designed to prepare students for advanced work in the fields of urban design and planning.