Master of Design for Sustainable Urban Environments—One-Year Program

The one-year Master of Design for Sustainable Urban Environments (MDes-SUEN) is open to students holding an accredited, first-professional degree in landscape architecture, architecture, planning, or urban design. The 36-credit program offers a core sequence of advanced design research studios, proseminars, and urban ecology and technology workshops complemented by interdisciplinary electives.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

Studio
SUEN 7130Master’s Research Studio: Design and the Resilient City6
SUEN 7140Master’s Research Studio: Master’s Project6
Proseminar
Complete 8 semester hours from the following (repeatable) courses:8
Pro-Seminar: Issues in Designed Urban Environments
Topics in Urban Environmental Design
Technology
SUEN 7230Urban Ecologies and Technologies 14
SUEN 7240Urban Ecologies and Technologies 24

Electives

Electives in other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Complete 8 semester hours from the following subject areas: 8
SUEN, ARCH, LARC, PPUA, LPSC, and SBSY

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

36 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHours
SUEN 71306SUEN 7140 (or co-op*)6
SUEN 72304SUEN 72404
SUEN 73204SUEN 7320 (or)4
Elective (Required)4
 Elective (Required)4
 18 18
Total Hours: 36

*Students may opt to do a graduate co-op. Co-op does not count toward degree credits.