Who We Are

The Master of Urban Design (MUD) is a multidisciplinary program in The Design School at Arizona State University. The curriculum draws from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, law, civil engineering, planning, public programs, real estate development, and the first School of Sustainability in the United States.The program leverages our local Arizona conditions — our rapidly urbanizing metropolis, arid climate, cultural diversity and our New American University — toward the development of responsible global initiatives and innovative design strategies for urban environments.

Situated within The Design School, the MUD program is a transdisciplinary post professional graduate program integrating newly emerging research and applied practices from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, ecology, law, civil engineering, planning, public programs, systems theory and real estate development with the ever changing realities of our larger world.

The curriculum is built around the analysis and understanding of contemporary urban conditions specific to rapidly urbanizing and arid regions of the world. Students are encouraged to pursue concurrent graduate degrees within The Design School.

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