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Masters of Urban Design (M.U.P.)


Masters of Urban Design (M.U.P.)

Total Credits: 32

GRE Required: No

Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Scores: 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 79-80 (IBT) or 6.5

Degree Awarded: M.U.P.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Portfolio:
    • A portfolio of creative work must be submitted. The portfolio should reflect your level of creative ability. The portfolio should include architectural projects when appropriate or creative work in other media such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, furniture design, or photography. The portfolio should be no larger than 8 1/2" X 14" (216 X 356 mm). The number of pieces is left to your discretion. Do not include the original artwork. All work must be printed, hard copies. Digital files, slides, videos and other media will not be considered. Your work will be mailed back only if you enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Additional requirements: Applicants should hold a professional degree in either architecture or landscape architecture. Applicants from other backgrounds will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and on demonstration of a high level of design ability.  Students will be expected to start the program with an awareness of current versions of design software (auto CAD, Adobe Creative Suite) and basic graphic design skills: color theory, fonts, and 2D layout. Students lacking these skills may take a late-summer, intensive course at the Spitzer School in order to gain proficiency prior to the fall semester.

Admissions Contact: Hannah Borgeson

For more information, please visit the Program Website.