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The Master of Resilient Urban Design (MRUD) degree addresses design and development thinking about how to steward change in rapidly growing metropolitan regions.  This program is founded on an issues-based, teamwork model wherein students engage issues/questions based on a design-thinking foundation and enhanced with methodologies and processes from multiple disciplines.

The MRUD prepares individuals to engage complex cultural, market, and government policy forces through sustainable and resilient urban form.  Inclusive of sustainability and cities' abilities to help sustain diverse environments, cultures, and economies locally and globally, resiliency also implies the ability of a community to anticipate and recover from challenges.  As such the MRUD program seeks to envision not only humane and ennobling places now, but to ask "what if" questions about the city and urban system as a whole.

Contact BD Wortham-Galvin,, 843-723-1747, if you have questions about the application process.

2021 - 2022 Open House Events

Friday, October 15 | Virtual

Friday, November 5 | In-Person

Friday, January 7 | Virtual

Friday, March 4 | Virtual

Friday, April 8 | Accepted Students

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