Post-Professional Architecture MS (Summer entrance only), Brooklyn campus 

The 33 credit, three-semester Post-Professional Architecture and Urban Design MS, (summer, fall, spring — Brooklyn campus only) begins with an intensive summer semester concentrating in design methodology, architectural media, and urban-based theory. The second semester design studio speculates on a select site at a large scale and is complemented by seminars that enrich a disciplinary understanding of the pertinent subjects and methods. The “Culminating Project” is the capstone of the program where (in semester three) students galvanize the work from earlier semesters within the GAUD Directed Research framework. Here, students directly engage members of the broader New York City community in an extra-disciplinary setting, produce a booklet, and participate in one or more exhibitions, which offer the opportunity to gauge the value of their work among world-leading thinkers and designers. The specific site and subjects of the studios vary on an annual basis and students may be required to work in teams in semester two and/or three.

This program begins in Summer only and ends in Spring for a total of three consecutive semesters. All students may elect to extend their studies into a fourth, Summer semester by participating in one of the two three-credit International Program seminars. 


Requirements for MS Urban Design

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    UD-813 Architectural Mediums

    UD-993 Urban Data Context

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses plus 3 credits of All Institute Electives.

    UD-901 Urban Design 1: Mediums & Methods

    UD-981A Project Research Seminar

    UD-991 Urban Design Theory

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses plus 3 credits of Archtecture Core Electives.

    UD-902 Urban Design 2: The City and Its Context

Application Requirements

Post-Professional Architecture and Urban Design MS (Summer entrance only), Brooklyn campus

Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Architecture (five-year program) from an accredited school of architecture. These programs are three semesters, beginning in summer and ending in spring. Applicants should submit all materials as early as possible in order to ensure enough time to review and make decisions and in the case of international students to get the I-20. Ideally, applicants (particularly international applicants) should submit all materials including portfolio by December 1. Applications will be accepted after the deadline of January 5 only if there is room. Portfolio should be submitted at In exceptional circumstances, licensed architects with extensive professional work experience but without the five-year professional degree may ask for special consideration and review of their portfolio to establish proficiency for admission. The minimum required TOEFL score is 79 (Internet), and the required IELTS score is 6.5.

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