M.A. On Campus

Sustainable Urban Development

DePaul University

24 months
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
729 USD/credit 18954 USD/year
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Earn your master’s in Sustainable Urban Development from DePaul University and explore how cities cope with the demand for environmental sustainability while supporting economic growth and social justice.


The Program

  • The Sustainable Urban Development program from DePaul University is framed by a simple value—that a sustainable city is one that’s sustainable for everyone. You will look at sustainability holistically, researching urban environments as an integrated system. 
  • Beyond theoretical knowledge, you’ll gain a technical foundation using industry-standard Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software.
  • Courses are offered in the evening and the program can be completed in two years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable urban development I: planning, policy & community development
  • Sustainable urban development ii: green infrastructure & the environment
  • Brownfields redevelopment: practice and implementation
  • Urban design laboratory
  • Professional seminar in sustainable urban development 
  • Capstone - professional portfolio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a completed online application;
  • official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended;
  • a current CV or resume;
  • a two-page personal statement that reflects on a student’s past coursework and/or experiences in sustainable development and related fields, discusses future goals, and explains why this particular program appeals to them;
  • an application to the MA in Sustainable Urban Development does not require the GRE,  LSAT or GMAT.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 729 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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