Urban Design, Master | Washington University in St. Louis | Saint Louis, United States
12 months
57750 USD/year
57750 USD/year
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Founded by Fumihiko Maki and Roger Montgomery in 1961, the Master of Urban Design program at Washington University in St. Louis is the second-oldest urban design program in the United States. 


Key Features

This innovative Master of Urban Design program at Washington University in St. Louis allows students to pursue advanced design and research work focused on the urban environment while acquiring the theoretical and professional foundation for urban design practice. 

The program draws from the University's and Sam Fox School's diverse student body, interdisciplinary study opportunities, and international studio and course opportunities to prepare students for global practice in the private and public sectors, and for leadership roles in the design and development of the built environment for a sustainable future.

The MUD program shares a synergistic and mutually beneficial relationship with the Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism, which focuses on the development of applied research in urbanism, and is intended to prepare professionals and advanced urban design students for careers in multidisciplinary, evidence-based, sustainable urban design and planning practice and teaching. Both the MUD and the DrSU programs are STEM-designated.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Metropolitan Urbanism
  • Metropolitan Development
  • Metropolitan Sustainability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students considering submission of an application to Washington University for graduate study should have a general familiarity with academic practices and university customs in the United States.
  • All international students are required to present evidence of their ability to support themselves financially during graduate study. 
  • International students whose native language is not English must submit score reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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    57750 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 57750 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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