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Students and Alumni

The University of Michigan has one of the largest alumni groups in the world. A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning maintains close contact with over 7,000 graduates in close to 70 countries throughout the world.

Important Dates & Information:

Application Deadline: January 15 
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application Deadline: October 1 - April 30
Intent to Enroll Deadline: April 15

Visit the Master of Urban Design admissions page to apply


Graduates of the Master of Urban Design Program practice across the United States and world.

After graduating, MUD students join an active alumni network for the exchange of information about urban design opportunities in the United States and abroad. Many serve the M.U.D. Program as visiting critics, mentors to students, and links between the program and their offices, schools and cities.

M.U.D. alumni have entered private and public sector urban design positions in the following American cities:

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Boston, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Davidson, NC
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Park City, UT
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • New York, NY
  • Salt Lake, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • St Louis, MO
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, D.C.

In addition, they have worked in:

  • Bangalore, India
  • Beijing, China
  • Chennai, India
  • Delft, Netherlands
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Mumbai, India
  • New Delhi, India
  • Lucknow, India
  • Oxford, England
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Shanghai, China

Our Students

Students come from all over the world to study at the University of Michigan Taubman College's Master of Urban Design Program. This diversity is one of the Program's greatest strengths. Taubman College capitalizes on this diversity by asking students to present examples of urbanism from their home countries and to call upon their experiences with urbanism in seminar and studio discussions. In this way, urban designers look beyond North America to draw on examples of urban morphology and culture from Africa, Asia, South Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Since its inception in 2001, the urban design program has enrolled students from:

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Zambia