Students must complete 30 course credits through full- or part-time study. Up to 6 credits toward the degree may be waived based on previous academic study. Additional elective courses may be taken in disciplines related to urban design, but do not count toward degree credit.

Required Courses

The following courses are required, subject to those waived in individual cases; however, no waivers will be given for studio courses. A typical full-time study plan over two semesters is shown below.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
ARCH 601 Urban Design Studio 6
ARCH 636 History and Theory of Urban Planning and Design 3
ARCH 677 Geographic Information Systems 3
Urban Design Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
ARCH 602 Urban Design Studio 6
ARCH 684 Topics of Sustainable Urbanism 3
ARCH 651 Public and Private Development 3
Urban Design Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits30