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Master of Urban Planning / Urban Design (M.U.P./M.U.D.)

The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Urban Design offer a student-initiated graduate dual degree leading to the Master of Urban Design and Master of Urban Planning degrees.

Program Overview

Students who are especially interested in urban design and in physical aspects of the city and of urban development may decide to enroll in both the master of urban planning and the master of urban design programs. Students who want to enter a design-based planning practice may benefit from the additional design education that the urban design curriculum provides.

Although the master of urban design is primarily for students who already have a master of architecture, master of landscape architecture, or master of urban planning degree, students enrolled in the Urban and Regional Planning Program may apply to work toward the M.U.D. beginning in their second year of study. A student entering the Urban and Regional Planning Program with a very strong design background or with a bachelor of architecture may apply to begin the dual degree in the first year of study toward M.U.P.

 

Course of Study

Students admitted to the combined program are required to complete the first year MUP courses during the first year of study. During the second and third years of the program, students are permitted to elect courses in either degree program and are generally not restricted in their choices beyond fulfilling the required course work.

Degree Requirements

The M.U.P./M.U.D. is a 84-credit-hour program that can be completed in two and one-half to three years. Students take 48 credits in urban and regional planning and 52 credits in urban design with 16 of these credits counted in both programs. In urban and regional planning students usually choose a concentration in physical planning and urban design or in land use and environmental planning. Students meet the specific requirements of both degrees. Because the M.U.D. is a second professional degree, dual degree candidates for M.U.D./M.U.P. must plan to receive the M.U.P. first or to receive the degrees concurrently.

Admission Requirements

Students must file separate applications to and be admitted by both programs. An application fee must accompany each application.

Contact

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Urban Planning Admissions
University of Michigan
2000 Bonisteel Blvd. Room 2150
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
Phone: (734) 763-1275
Website: taubmancollege.umich.edu/planning
Email: urp@umich.edu

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Urban Design Admission
University of Michigan
2000 Bonisteel Blvd. Room 2150
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Website: taubmancollege.umich.edu/urbandesign
Email: taubmanstudentservices@umich.edu