Architecture, Urban & Regional Design, M.S.

Architecture, Urban & Regional Design, M.S.

NYIT’s 36-credit graduate program in urban design is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, a world capital with world-class faculty, public-private organizations, and active professionals leading global practices. This strategic campus setting enables you to combine theory with experience by living and working in a variety of urban areas and conducting field study in and around New York City.

We’ll prepare you to succeed in the interdisciplinary field of urban design by providing opportunities for case studies to test and apply new insights, theory, and designs to contemporary and future challenges. You’ll learn to apply a range of design tools, including digital modeling for urban design, geographic information systems, urban micro-climate tools, and ecological performance indicators.

Our program director is a leading researcher in urban climate science, and our Urban Climate Lab contributes to the critical dialog in New York City and other cities confronting climate change. Our popular study abroad program has been integrated into the design studio sequence, and our summer break prior to the third (final) semester encourages you to take on internships with New York-based firms or agencies.

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Who We Are

News: Spotlight on Urban Design

Keep up-to-date with the latest news, events, and student work from our urban design program.

More about Urban Design

Urban Climate Lab Spring 2016

Explore integrated urban design and planning strategies for creating sustainable communities that can adapt and thrive under changing global conditions.

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Meet Architect Jeffrey Raven

Associate professor, director of graduate program in urban design.

What We Do

Sustainable Megacities

A Day in the Life

Resilient Design

Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Architect-urban design specialist
  • Sustainable and resilient planning expert
  • Urban development policy expert

Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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