Apply: Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism

The Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism program is designed to be a cohesive extension of prior graduate work in urban design and/or a relevant design field. To be eligible for admission, applicants must show evidence of distinguished academic work in the field or closely related fields, or distinguished work in the intended area of concentration. Candidates must have exceptionally strong writing and research potential, demonstrated in writing samples submitted with their application for admission. All applicants are required to submit a clear, concise, and rigorous research proposal for a detailed subject of study at the time of initial application. These proposed areas of study should be congruent with the interests and expertise of at least one member of the program faculty, and demonstrate potential to contribute to the field of sustainability and urbanism.

Admission to the DrSU program is highly competitive. A master's degree in urban design or the equivalent is required. Candidates who do not already hold a master's degree in urban design, but hold a professional degree in a related field such as architecture, landscape architecture, and/or planning, can apply with the intent to complete the Master of Urban Design degree at Washington University as a prerequisite to doctoral studies.

We are not currently accepting applications for fall 2020 admission to our Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism program. If you would like more information about the program, please fill out our contact form or contact Kathleen O'Donnell, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, by phone at 314.935.6227 or 800.295.6227 (within continental United States).

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Washington University in St. Louis encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Applicants with a prior criminal history will not be automatically disqualified from consideration for admission. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University's Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.