Post-Professional Master of Science, Advanced Urban Design at Cornell University

The Post-Professional Master of Science, Advanced Urban Design course at Cornell University provides students with a theory of urban design, ecology and technology to create designs for public spaces.


School: Cornell University
Course: Post-Professional Master of Science, Advanced Urban Design
Location: New York City, USA
Course dates: June 2023 to May 2024
Application deadline: 2 January 2023

The New York City-based Master of Science, Advanced Urban Design program (MS AUD) prepares graduates to engage in pressing urban, environmental and social issues with the tools of design.

The program offers a specialized course of study at the intersection of urban systems, ecologies, technologies, and data in order to ask big questions, address contemporary wicked problems and invigorate public realms.

Participants in the program deepen their understanding of a range of conceptual topics while developing abilities to uncover, visualize, and translate data into designs of material, spatial, and experiential consequences.

The program supports citizen-urbanists interested in making a difference through design in pursuit of new forms of engaged spatial practice.

Graduates of the program will be agents of urban change, equipped with advanced skills and expanded knowledge to apply those skills in meaningful ways.

This intensive design research program in urbanism is open to individuals holding a professional bachelor of architecture degree, a professional master of architecture degree, or a professional degree in adjacent design fields such as landscape architecture.

Students with professional or terminal degrees in related design fields, such as a master of fine arts, will also be considered.

Students with design and research interests related to urban design, urban sustainability, infrastructure systems, community engagement, visualization, and data are encouraged to apply to the MS AUD program.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: illustration by Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design 2022 graduates Ohjin Jo and Thakan Navapakpilai, created as part of the spring 2022 option studio Prototypologies.

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