12 months
18482 USD/year
18482 USD/year
4338 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban Design program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the first urban design program established in the Carolinas to meet the growing demand for expertise in urbanism both locally and globally.


About the Program

The post-professional Urban Design program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte explores innovative design, applied research, and transformative policies and implementation strategies in building cities and neighborhoods. It engages professional inquiries of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, real estate, and engineering and connects with citizens in order to foster environmental and social sustainability.The program’s inclusive admissions policy attracts a diverse group of students interested in pursuing careers in design and planning practice, governmental agency, and non-profit organization. The program also welcomes professionals who seek opportunities for mid-career enhancement.

The MUD program is housed in UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus located in Uptown Charlotte. It takes advantage of this fast growing metropolis as research laboratory, while investigating global urbanism through the structured studio sequence and immersive study abroad sessions. The City Building Lab (CBL), also housed in Center City, enables faculty and students to participate in research and community engagement projects on a wide range of scales.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Design Studio
  • Modern City: Theories and Forms
  • GIS and Urban Mapping
  • Community Planning Workshop
  • Urban History
  • Infrastructure & Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A portfolio of creative work
  • An undergraduate degree with a 2.75 grade point average (GPA) overall, and a junior/senior grade point average of 3.0 overall
  • A Statement of Purpose describing the objectives relative to graduate study
  • Fulfillment of the University’s Graduate School application requirements in effect at the time of application
  • The GRE, which is a requirement of the Graduate School, is optional except in cases where a candidate’s undergraduate GPA is below 3.25

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18482 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18482 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4338 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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