Like the M.U.D., the program is offered at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) in downtown Cleveland. For many students, the M.Arch./M.U.D. begins with a study abroad component in Europe from our base of operations in Florence, Italy. The first semester includes experiences in many cities throughout Europe. 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. 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.
Study Abroad Option
The program is also offered with a study abroad option, with a first fall semester based in Florence, Italy at the KSU facility, Palazzo Cerchi.
Financial Aid is available for this option.