University of Minnesota
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Minnesota Design Center
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M.S. in Metropolitan Design

The Metropolitan Design Program at the College of Design focuses on the challenges confronting 21st century cities. As demographic and economic shifts continue to reshape urban and suburban communities, cities have become talent attractors and innovation generators prompted by the rise of a knowledge-based economy.

Students in the M.S. in Metropolitan Design program will learn how cities have reached this point, how these urbanization trends play out in particular case studies, and how to apply this knowledge in an urban-design studio. This degree equips its graduates with the skills to contribute to urban design decision-making in professional offices, in municipalities and government agencies, and in urban-oriented non-profits.

For admission information, see the School of Architecture Admissions page.

For program details, see the M.S. Metropolitan Design Program page at the School of Architecture.

  Academic Advising   Tom Fisher
Director, Minnesota Design Center
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