The changing needs of towns and cities increasingly demand solutions to problems that bridge public and private, policy and practice, and require multiple forms of expertise. The new Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Design (MUED) at the College of Design will prepare students to work in settings where knowledge of design, municipal policy and community engagement can make a meaningful difference. This three-semester program will complement the college’s existing programs in architecture, interiors and historic preservation and work closely with the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Graduates will be qualified for positions in municipal planning departments, architecture and landscape architecture firms, and specialized consulting practices. Those who gain four years of professional planning experience will be eligible to sit for the American Institute of Certified Planners (ACP) exam, the leading credential that recognizes expertise in the planning profession.
The College will start accepting students for the MUED program in fall 2019, so stay tuned for further details.