24 months
1399 USD/credit 33576 USD/year
1399 USD/credit 33576 USD/year
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Urban Design - Future Cities from Thomas Jefferson University educates the next generation of urban designers, architects and researchers in the development of sustainable, healthy and smart cities and communities. 


Urban Design - Future Cities from Thomas Jefferson University focused on envisioning the future, the program spotlights pressing contemporary issues with far-reaching consequences, such as the need to develop urban resiliency and carbon neutral communities and to harness the potential of smart technologies to achieve environmental wellness on multiple scales in response to rapid urbanization and climate change. 

Students at Urban Design - Future Cities from Thomas Jefferson University will:

  • acquire new and valuable skills 
  • benefit from state-of-the-art research at national and international levels, thereby fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity through knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Resilient Cities and Communities 
  • Studio Companion: Ecological Systems for Resilient Communities 
  • Advanced GIS: Urban Spatial Analytics 
  • History and Theory of Urban Design
  • Master Studio – Future Cities / Carbon-Zero Cities 
  • Architectural Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. 
  • Personal Statement: In 750 words or less, describe your motivation for pursuing this program, including your educational and professional goals that this program will help you achieve.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. References from college or university faculty members are recommended. 
  • Portfolio: A portfolio of previous design work is required for applicants with a background in architecture or allied field. For students entering the Foundation Year, a portfolio is not required.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1399 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    33576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1399 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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