What will I learn?

The M.S.AUD is a one-year post-professional degree program that leads to a Master’s of Science in Architecture and Urban Design degree. The program is open to students with a NAAB-accredited five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree, a graduate degree in architecture, or the foreign equivalent, and is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension for F-1 visa holders.

This unique program offers students with a professional degree in architecture the opportunity to specialize their skills and apply architectural design thinking and capabilities to real-world challenges outside the field. The program is exclusively located at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s IDEAS campus, an incubator for collaborative, cross-disciplinary design research. Through year-long design research topics, students and faculty work with partners working in the areas of entertainment, media, technology, and urbanism. Students apply the analytical and design processes of architecture and urban design to emerging developments in these industries. By engaging with experts from other fields, students have the opportunity to expand architecture’s field of influence and leverage design to propose alternative, more intelligent futures.

Which department am I in?

School of the Arts and Architecture

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$44,622.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


School of the Arts and Architecture

1317 Perloff Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

The M.S. degree in Architecture and Urban Design is a second professional degree program in Architecture and Urban Design and emphasizes advanced studies in architecture and urban design and requires that applicants hold a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or the equivalent.

For applicants whose native language is not English, a score of at least 87 (iBT), 580 (paper and pencil test) or 237 (computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an overall band score of 7.0 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) examination is required for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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