Top Urban Design Programs

List of top schools offering urban design programs:

Washington University in St. Louis
- Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has been ranked 9th in the nation, according to DesignIntelligence (2011 report).
- The Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design offers a number of programs including the Master of Architecture and the Master of Urban Design.

The University of Texas at Austin
- The Urban Design Program at The University of Texas at Austin offers the following degree programs: Master of Science in Urban Design (M.S.U.D.); Post-professional Master of Architecture (Urban Design); M.S.U.D. + Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning Dual Degree.
- The School of Architecture has been ranked 5th in the nation for both its undergraduate and graduate programs by DesignIntelligence (2010).

Harvard University
- The program leading to the Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) is intended for those who have completed a five-year undergraduate professional program in architecture or its equivalent. Two to three years of experience in professional practice is recommended but not required.
- The Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design (MLAUD) is intended for those who have completed a five-year undergraduate professional program in landscape architecture or its equivalent.

University of Michigan
- The Master of Urban Design Program is offered by Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. It is a one-year post-professional degree program that seeks to develop professionals who can engage in the totality of designing cities.
- Taubman College is one of the nation's leading schools of design and planning. It was named the number one graduate architecture program in the country by DesignIntelligence on Nov. 1, 2010, in the Architectural Record.

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