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Master of Urban Design

The Master of Urban Design [MoUD] is a post-baccalaureate urban design degree program within the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD). The MoUD is a 33-credit-hour master’s degree that builds on two certificate programs in GIS and public interest design. Students are allowed to pursue “stackable” credentials that add up to a degree; the two certificates are aligned with the MoUD curriculum and the certificates can be applied toward the MoUD. The program allows students to choose a completion pathway that makes it easier for them to start and complete the degree at their own convenience. The MoUD program welcomes students with diverse undergraduate degrees and backgrounds and features a pedagogical and research emphasis that builds upon the university’s commitment to its urban and suburban context. The MoUD is designed to develop a body of knowledge, skills, and experience in urban design, with a focus on healthy, smart, and sustainable urbanism—a balanced and holistic systems approach to design and policy initiatives that addresses the complex environmental, economic, social, and political forces that affect cities in local, regional, national, and global contexts.


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Admissions + Curriculum

Applicants to the Master of Urban Design program must submit a Lawrence Technological University Graduate Admissions form (which can be submitted online at, three reference letters (two from faculty and one from an employer), an essay (a statement of purpose), a resume, and a portfolio. A portfolio may include, but is not limited to design or art work, project reports, research papers, published articles, or any other creative practice or scholarly work that helps the admissions committee understand your background, strengths, and intent to pursue a career in urban design.

For specific Master of Urban Design program questions, contact the Master of Urban Design Director, Joongsub Kim, at

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu248-204-2834 or click on the links 

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