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We Build Better Futures. Come Build Yours With Us.

University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning is located at the #1 public research university in the country. We are a part of the more than 19 schools and colleges that make Michigan the ideal place to pursue interdisciplinary areas of study and research. With more than 100-degree programs ranked in the top 10 in their field, Money Magazine named University of Michigan a top 10 best value for the money.

For more than 100 years, Taubman College has worked to promote the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in purpose-driven learning and research addressing the built environment. With a faculty of award-winning architects, planners and designers, respected scholars, and leading researchers, we seek to understand, interrogate and advance these related fields within the context of exciting new global geographies, technologies, and ethnographies. In pursuit of these endeavors, the college offers the following architecture and urban planning degrees:


Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology
Minor in Real Estate Development


Effective for 2022 applicants and beyond, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are no longer required nor considered for admission to all graduate programs at Taubman College.

Master of Architecture
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Dual Degrees


Master of Urban Design
Master of Science in Architecture Design and Research
Ph.D. in Architecture
Ph.D. in Urban & Regional Planning

The following certificates are offered to complement areas of study:

Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development
Graduate Certificate in Healthy Cities
Graduate Certificate in Urban Informatics

Detroit-based and summer high school architecture exploratory programs are also offered:

ArcPrep (Detroit Public School Students during the academic calendar year)
ArcStart (Three-week summer residential program open to all interested high school students)

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning