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Architecture and Community Planning, Master

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University rank #51 (ARWU) , MD,
The dual degree combines course work from the Architecture and Urban Studies and Planning programs to enable a student to complete both the Master of Architecture and Master of Community Planning degrees with fewer credits than it would take to complete the two separately.


Students of the dual-degree program acquire specialized knowledge tailored to understanding the urban environment from several perspectives. Students learn how social, economic and political forces have led to the development of human habitats. The emphasis on urban design in the dual-degree program yields an education that is particularly applicable for persons interested in the revitalization of metropolitan areas and their center cities.Applicants for the dual degree in Architecture and Community Planning should use the following four-letter code on the online application: ARCP

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Site Analysis and Design
  • Integrated Design Studio
  • Topical Design Studio 
  • Advanced Architecture Technology Seminar
  • Urban Development and Design Theory
  • Architecture Elective
  • Urban Design Studio 
  • Architecture Elective
  • Professional Practice of Architecture
  • Thesis Proseminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    126-129 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Must be admitted by both programs to pursue dual degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1548 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1548 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    717 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 717 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for College Park

  • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
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