Urban Design, MUD

Situated within The Design School, the MUD program is a transdisciplinary postprofessional 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 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.

The curriculum is built around the analysis and understanding of contemporary urban conditions specific to rapidly urbanizing and arid regions of the world.

Degree Offered

Urban Design, MUD
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for


Plan of Study

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