Master of Architecture + Master of Urban Design Dual Degree Program

Graduate students interested in an advanced preparation in Architecture with a specialization in Urban Design may apply for admission to the M.Arch. Professional & M.U.D. Dual Degree Program.

Like the M.U.D., the program is offered at the Kent State University Cleveland studios in downtown Cleveland. For students choosing to begin in Cleveland, experiences include in depth engagement in the city from the onset of the program.  

Working on projects of significance within Cleveland and other regional cities allows students to focus on relevant problems. The potential for innovation is strong and the development of new ways of thinking about the problems of the city provides opportunity for students' work to have real impact. Students have opportunities to collaborate with CUDC staff, faculty and public and private stakeholders on charrette projects as well as Master of Landscape Architecture students. The course of study includes topics ranging from urban and architectural theory to urban finance, a class at the Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs. The program is engaged in the city and has been recognized for its many contributions to the life of Cleveland.

The M.Arch./M.U.D. program culminates in a year-long capstone experience at the CUDC facility. The capstone project is similar to a thesis project and results in significant research by the students.


Must have a pre-professional bachelor degree that is part of a 4+1 or 4+2 NAAB-accredited program to be eligible for the M.Arch portion of this dual degree program. 

Students with a non-architecture baccalaureate degree or a bachelor degree in architecture from non-NAAB-accredited programs: please see the CAED Bachelor of Science in Architecture Post-Undergraduate program information and/or consider the M.U.D. program or one of CAED's other graduate program options.


The application for the M.Arch/M.U.D. dual degree requires two applications. Apply for the Master of Architecture program first selecting the dual degree option. After you submit the M.Arch application, you will receive an email with a fee waiver code for the Master of Urban Design program application.