M.Sc. On Campus

Urban and Environmental Design

University of Kentucky

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Design at the University of Kentucky(MUED) is a one-year program that examines fundamental principles of policy, planning, and design in urban, rural, and small-town contexts with a focus on emerging urban and environmental problems.


Students at the Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Design at the University of Kentucky explore the history and theory of urban and environmental design, develop visualization and graphic representation skills, and examine strategies for creating sustainable communities. 

A studio-based curriculum highlights the importance of collaboration with diverse stakeholders and relationships between theory and practice. Elective courses examine community planning, research methods, and policy-based solutions. 

MUED inspires social and economic sustainability

Students choose from one of three concentrations: 1) Town Design, Main Streets and Rural Communities; 2) Sustainability, Adaptability and Resilience; and 3) Urban Systems (e.g., Urban Ecology, Data Analytics and Infrastructure Design). The program is open to candidates with or without design backgrounds. Students without formal design training will be required to take an introductory design studio sequence as a prerequisite. As the complexity of design challenges within the built environment grows, the need for diverse teams of professionals and community members dedicated to addressing these challenges also grows. With an MUED from the College of Design, students will have the skills and knowledge to inspire visions of social, economic and environmental sustainability at multiple scales using innovative principles and techniques for effective community design

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Visualization
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Urban & Environmental Design Studio
  • History & Theory
  • Historic Preservation Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University of Kentucky requires a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants whose native language is not English (or who did not graduate from an accredited English-speaking College or University). 
  • The equivalent score on the computer version of the TOEFL is 213 and the internet-based test is 79.
  • Applicants may also utilize the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to satisfy the language requirement. A minimum mean band score of 6.5 is required. Submitted scores must be no more than two years old. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 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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