24 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This dual degree Urban Design - Architecture program from Kent State University prepares students to enter the profession of architecture by stimulating the growth of technical knowledge and design creativity. 

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Student have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.U.D. degree in Urban Design and the M.Arch. degree in Architecture. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.

The Urban Design - Architecture program from Kent State University fosters the refinement of design skills acquired in undergraduate programs and offers a broad exposure to professional issues and knowledge related to urban design.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on research and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. This includes the wider range of media used to think about urban and regional design, including writing, investigative skills, speaking, drawing and model making.
  • Develop an ability to utilize the technical instruments of the urban design field including: legal instruments, urban systems and their organization, the role of these varied elements in the implementation of design and their impact on the environment. This is inclusive of understanding and abilities at a range of scales from local to regional design and the implications of policy and design decision making at these ranges of scale.
  • Manage, advocate and act legally, ethically and critically for the good of society and the public. This includes collaborative, professional and leadership skills, especially in the public arena.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Design Studio 
  • Project Programming
  • Theories of Architecture
  • Methods of Inquiry in Architectural Studies
  • Professional Practice: Real Estate and Development
  • Professional Practice: Contract and Planning Law
  • Professional Practice: Leadership, Ethics and Office Management
  • Special Topics in Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores
  • Goal statement (include intent and background information)
  • Portfolio (design work should clearly indicate role in group projects)
  • Three letters of recommendation, with one letter from a non-academic source
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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    17982 USD/year
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    17982 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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