A Message to Sponsoring Businesses and Institutions

Our sustainable design program (Master’s of Science in Architectural Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Design) provides private businesses, government and non-governmental organizations with a flexible educational platform to support their valued employees’ goals for personal and professional advancement. The low-residency-online program delivery, assures that your employees receive the benefits of a top quality graduate educational experience with minimal interruption to their work schedule.  In addition to rigorous coursework covering best practices in sustainability, participants are required to design and complete a research project that supports their career objectives.

Why Select UF?
The University of Florida (UF) is one of the nation’s largest public institutions, with current enrollments of approximately 50,000 students. UF has 16 colleges and more than 100 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes that attracted $838 million dollars in funded research in 2019. The Graduate School coordinates almost 200 graduate programs. Since 1985, UF has been a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the prestigious higher-education organization comprised of the top 59 public and private institutions in North America. The University of Florida is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

University of Florida Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked UF #7 among public US universities in 2020, and the Center for World University Rankings ranked UF #62.

Rankings like second among Forbes “Best Value Public Colleges” (2016) and second in Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2015) are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value.

View more UF Facts and Rankings here.

The College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP)

The College of Design Construction and Planning (DCP) is the academic unit offering the MSAS in Sustainable Design degree. The College was established in 1925 and has emerged as one of the largest design, planning and construction institutions in the country with more than 1,500 students. DCP is composed of five fully accredited professional disciplines: the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, the School of Architecture, the School of Landscape and Planning and the Department of Interior Design. The college also offers an interdisciplinary program in historic preservation, one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the US, which allows graduate students to gain expertise in research and application of historic preservation in the United States and abroad. In 2008, DCP established the nation’s first Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment, drawing upon faculty throughout the college followed by the graduate level Masters of Science in Sustainable Design degree in 2010.

The cost of this degree is US $27,105.00 (or $752.92 / credit hour), which includes instructional costs, course materials, in-country accommodation and transportation for the three short residency requirements (one per semester: two to the Gainesville Campus and one international study tour). Roundtrip transportation to these locations is the responsibility of the student. Group discounts are negotiable upon request for organizations supporting multiple employees in the SDM program. Discounts are also available for Florida residents.

Please contact Michael Kung at mkung@dcp.ufl.edu for more information.