Master of Arts in Sustainable Urban Development (MASUD) explores how our cities
are coping with the demands of building urban areas that are environmentally
sustainable and support both economic and community development.
is the lab for our analysis as we explore how neighborhood growth interacts
with the challenges of being a global city. Instructors draw on the citys
resources and incorporate expert guest speakers, site visits and
industry-standard Geographic Information Systems (GIS) digital mapping
An internship is also required to complete the program.
genuinely interdisciplinary program that incorporates analyses from fields such
as urban planning, public policy, sociology, geography, public service
management, environmental studies and real estate, the MASUD introduces you to:
urban development policy
collection and analyses
- Modes of
13-course (52 credit hour) interdisciplinary graduate program integrates
academics with practical learning.
First year: Provides a theoretical
background as well as an introduction to the technologies used in urban
development and planning.
Second year: Dedicated to advanced
courses and completing a required internship and a capstone/portfolio
Locations and Times
are held on DePaul's Loop and Lincoln Park campuses.