Master of Urban Design - Future Cities


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Architecture & the Built Environment

Degree Earned

Master of Urban Design

Program Type

  • On Campus


Thomas Jefferson University is an Academic Institute member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) among other world top universities that have prestigious architecture and urban design programs such as Yale University, University of New South Wales, Tongji University, University of British Columbia and Iuav University of Venice. CTBUH is the world’s leading non-profit organization in the field of tall buildings and sustainable cities. The MUD Program Director Dr. Peng Du has served in multiple important roles at CTBUH, including Director & Board Member of the Asia Headquarters, Co-Chair of the Academic & Teaching Committee, and jury for the international design and research competitions. 

The Master of Urban Design – Future Cities (MUD) program partners with Jefferson’s Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities, which supports the research, innovation and education across the university focusing on transforming urban environments into smart and healthy cities. As a collaborative effort between the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, College of Population Health, and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, the institute is conceived as an aggregator and facilitator of transdisciplinary research and education across multiple disciplines driving the future of our cities and communities.