Master of City Design

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Master of City Design
Duration1 Year
LevelMasters Program
  • The Master of City Design (MCD) is an intensive graduate degree focusing on the physical design aspects of spatial relationships and interactions between people and places
  • Students learn how to plan for the physical design of cities using spatial thinking that combines analyses of places, meaningful engagement with diverse communities and design knowledge across a scale
  • Hands-on field-based studio learning provides immersive exposure to integrated design and contemporary professional practice in complex urban places across Chicago
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees2178011 INR
Hostel & Meals844677 INR
Insurance98581 INR
Housing Application Fee3662 INR
Housing Technology Access Fee11718 INR
Graduate Student Fee137252 INR
International Credential Evaluation3662 INR
International Student Fee19042 INR
Total1118594 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree in Architecture/Landscape architecture/Urban Studies/Urban Planning/and other creative fields with at least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) 
ExamsTOEFL: 80
  • With subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21

IELTS: 6.5
  • with subscores of 6.5 for all four subscores

PTE: 54
  • with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56

GRE: Accepted

Additional info
  • Applicants must submit a portfolio comprising their most important and representative visual arts, design, research, and/or professional work such as an essay, academic paper or policy report, newspaper article, photographs, handmade sketches, computer-generated graphics, design proposal, or project of which they are the sole author or designer
  • This material may be of an academic, professional, or personal nature, and must be submitted in a PDF format and include a description of the project as well as supporting documentation, which may include images or a video
  • Relevant professional experience of two or more years strongly recommended
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