In our program, you don’t just learn about urban design, you do urban design!
A Master of Urban Design (MUD) degree from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) provides the skills to be an interdisciplinary leader in the design of our cities. Consider registering for our upcoming information session at CAP’s off-campus, Indianapolis location to learn about the exciting opportunities available to you in this program.
Graduate students in our Master of Urban Design (MUD) Program are trained in theory, practice, and design thinking methods related to engaging people and designing places within, and across, urban environments. Students work collaboratively with fellow students, professional faculty, and expert partners. Students are assigned professional mentors as well as have exposure and access to top municipal, neighborhood, and professional leaders through our unique location, diverse partnerships, and wide-ranging events.
The MUD Program is embedded in Indianapolis, in the College’s center for outreach and engagement, the CAP: INDY Connector. The program brings together students from various design-based backgrounds such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Optional tracks are available for those with previous degrees in non-design disciplines. MUD students are self-driven to explore design solutions for urban environments, not just from the focus of their previous disciplines, but instead in an interdisciplinary and holistic manner; such perspective is necessary when dealing with the complex problems facing our cities.
MUD students are actively engaged in the City of Indianapolis from the moment they begin the program; admitted students are now offered a paid internship through the CAP: INDY Connector in order to provide planning, design, and development assistance to the neighborhoods and City of Indianapolis. This program teaches city design through a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach, across a spectrum of scales from human interaction, to the neighborhood, to the city-wide view, and its larger connections to the region. This one-year, post-professional program is practice-based at an affordable price, creating a value unmatched by other institutions.
If you’re looking to develop the skills to become a thought leader in design, and wish to make an impact on a major city, before you even graduate, login and join us to find out more information about what the Master of Urban Design Program can help you accomplish. The March 28 ONLINE information session will allow you to ask questions and hear further information about the program.
By attending this session, we will waive half of the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once registered, you will receive more details about this offer.
Register today at the "Register Here" link above! We hope to "see" you soon.