Master 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:

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Portfolio: A digital portfolio of creative work must be submitted. The portfolio should reflect your level of creative ability. The portfolio should include design projects and may also include creative work in other media such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, furniture design, or photography. Applicants should submit a downloadable digital portfolio (PDF preferred) via file transfer or file sharing to

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.

Program Director: Associate Professor Julio Salcedo-Fernandez

Admissions Contact: Hannah Borgeson

For more information, please visit the Program Website.