College of Arts, Media & Design
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Master of Design for Sustainable Urban Environments (MDES-SUEN)
The Master of Design for Sustainable Urban Environments (MDES-SUEN) brings together the allied professional fields of environmental design, landscape architecture, city planning and urban ecology to offer advanced study and research opportunities in the design of ecologically and economically productive urban environments. The program seeks to supply graduates for the rapidly growing field of sustainable urbanism through a dynamic curricular mix of design, dialog and technical courses, enriched by diverse interdisciplinary electives.
The MDES-SUEN at Northeastern University is a unique program of study in which design and planning dovetail with environmental engineering, environmental science, policy, art and visualization. Boston’s history of innovation in environmental design as well as its legacy of urban redevelopment provides a rich backdrop and laboratory of urban, infrastructural and ecological prototypes which ideally position the program to creatively and critically explore local issues with global implications.
Master of Design for Sustainable Urban Environments
The pedagogic and research focus of the MDES-SUEN is the design, implementation and management of sustainable urban environments from the scale of individual parcels to regional systems. Core topics include urban design for resilient cities, waterfront vitalization, brownfield redevelopment, sustainable and secure pedestrian environments; green infrastructure planning and design.
The MDES-SUEN offers two tracks: a one-year (36 CH) program for students holding a professional degree in landscape architecture, architecture or planning; and a two-year (64 CH) degree for students holding a bachelor’s degree in any field.
More information is available regarding The College of Arts, Media, and Design, graduate applications and graduate studies at Northeastern University.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.
Locale: Large City