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Academic Schedule for MAUD and MLAUD

First Term
GSD 1221 Elements of Urban Design - Core Studio (8 units)
GSD 5210 Cities by Design I (4 units)
GSD 9630 Proseminar: Defining Urban Design (4 units)
Courses in required subject areas and/or electives* (4 units)

Second Term
GSD 1500 Urban Planning and Design Studio Option (8 units)
GSD 5211 Cities by Design II (4 units)
Courses in required subject areas and /or electives* (8 units)

Third Term
Studio Option (8 units)**
Courses in required subject areas and/or electives* (12 units) (Thesis track includes GSD 9204: Preparation of Thesis Proposal (4 units)***

-OR-

Five courses satisfying required subject areas and/or electives (20 units)**

Fourth Term
Studio Option** -OR- GSD 9302 Independent Thesis (8 units)
Courses in required subject areas and/or electives* (12 units)

-OR-

Five courses satisfying required subject areas and/or electives* (20 units) (This option is contingent upon successful completion of a studio option in the fall term of second year.)


* Distribution Requirements: Students must take a total of three courses in the two subject areas: Models of Development and Urban Systems and Form. At least one course must be taken in each category.

** MAUD and MLAUD candidates may petition out of up to one studio option in the second year. Students who elect to pursue a thesis instead of studio in the spring term of second year may not petition to opt out of studio in the fall term.

*** Candidates pursuing a thesis must complete the Preparation of Design Thesis Proposal course in the fall, or petition for an alternative. Candidates pursuing a thesis in the spring must complete a studio in the fall.

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