Master of City Design atThe University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs

Duration

1 year (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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Type of University

Public

Year of establishment

1982

Highlights

  • 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

Ranking

  • University Rankings
    • #201-300

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #285

      - QS 2022

    • #301-350

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #227

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #103

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 24,26,621
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 9,41,093
InsuranceINR 1,09,834
Housing Application FeeINR 4,080
TotalINR 10,55,007

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.6

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Tuition & expenses were last updated on 16ᵗʰ December 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria
12th

No specific cutoff mentioned

Graduation

No 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) 

TOEFL

Marks - 80/120

  • With subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21

PTE

Marks - 54/90

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

IELTS

Marks - 6.5/9

  • with subscores of 6.5 for all four subscores

GRE

No specific cutoff mentioned

Other eligibility criteria
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
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

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  • Letters of Recommendation: Three required

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Scholarships
Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for International Students- PG
Rs. 3,88,400
Engineering,Computers,Science + 4 more
Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship
Rs. 77,680
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more
International Student Ambassador Service Award
Rs. 38,840
Engineering,Computers,Science + 5 more

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