Master of Urban Design

The Master of Urban Design (MoUD) program is a post-baccalaureate urban design degree program focused on developing healthy, smart, and sustainable urbanism through a balanced and holistic systems approach to design and policy initiatives.  The MoUD program leads to a 33-credit-hour master’s degree that builds on two certificate programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Public Interest Design, both of which are aligned with the MoUD curriculum and can be applied toward the MoUD.

Read More The MoUD program welcomes students with diverse undergraduate degrees and backgrounds and features a pedagogical and research emphasis that builds upon the university’s commitment to its urban and suburban context. The MoUD is designed to develop a body of knowledge, skills, and experience in urban design, with a focus on healthy, smart, and sustainable urbanism—a balanced and holistic systems approach to design and policy initiatives that addresses the complex environmental, economic, social, and political forces that affect cities in local, regional, national, and global contexts.Read Less

Admissions + Curriculum

Applicants to the Master of Urban Design program must submit a Lawrence Technological University Graduate Admissions form (which can be submitted online at, three reference letters (two from faculty and one from an employer), a resume, and an essay (or statement of purpose).   The essay may be on any topic that will help the admissions committee understand your background, strengths, and intent to pursue a career in urban design.

For specific Master of Urban Design program questions, contact the Master of Urban Design Director, Joongsub Kim, at

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu248-204-2834 or click on the links 

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