M.Sc. On Campus

Urban Design

Georgia Institute of Technology

24 months
1381 USD/credit 29691 USD/year
1381 USD/credit 29691 USD/year
753 USD/credit 16189 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Urban Design (MSUD) degree at Georgia Institute of Technology  is a STEM-accredited program, oriented to those who wish to expand upon their previous professional education and professional experience and to enter urban design practices either in private firms or public agencies.


The one-year, three-semester Urban Design curriculum from Georgia Institute of Technology, equips students with the skills to practice urban design in today’s marketplace and the knowledge and vision to tackle global challenges in redesigning and adapting our cities and suburbs for the 21st century.


Students with professional degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, and civil engineering bring their expertise to MSUD collaborative studio projects while learning the core historical, legal, environmental and dimensional knowledge fundamental to the practice of urban design.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Urban Design Studio
  • Theories of Urban Design
  • History of Urban Form
  • Urban Ecological Design
  • Modern Architecture & the Modern City Study Tour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • You will be asked to provide the email contact information for 3 recommenders. Your recommenders will receive an automated email asking that they complete an online letter of recommendation for you.
  • A copy of your transcript from each college attended since high school to be uploaded with your application (These may be unofficial copies. If admitted, you will be required to provide official copies).
  • Official scores of GRE and TOEFL, if applicable (The GRE is required for Ph.D. admissions but is not required for M.Arch and M.S. in Architecture applications).
  • Your portfolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29691 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1381 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29691 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1381 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 753 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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