Master of Science in Urban Design

Georgia Tech Architecture studio


Cross Disciplinary Study in an Intimate Atmosphere

The Master of Science in Urban Design Program is oriented to those who wish to expand upon their previous professional education and professional experience, as architects, landscape architects, city planners or civil engineers, and to enter urban design practices either in private firms or public agencies.

The MSUD Program offers an intensive experience, with required courses in urban design, architecture and city planning, with additional opportunities in civil and environmental engineering, real estate development, heritage preservation and other fields. Students in the MSUD Program are in daily contact with architecture and planning students and faculty throughout the College of Design.

Although the Master of Science in Urban Design is a new degree title, Georgia Tech has been offering a similar Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Urban Design for a number of year. Georgia Tech has been known as a leader in urban design education since 1969. The MSUD designated degree program begins a new chapter in urban design at Georgia Tech.

The MSUD Program is a small program – a maximum of eight to ten students from a variety of backgrounds are admitted each year. The MSUD Program requires a full-time commitment for twelve months. Participation in the Georgia Tech Graduate COOP Program or other employment is possible, but outside employment cannot consume more than 15 hours per week.

This program is administered primarily by the School of Architecture here at Tech. Please visit their website for more information about the program.