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

In September 2023, the University of Florida tops the Wall Street Journal’s 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. ranking as the best public university. U.S. News & World Report ranked UF #6 among public US universities for 2021. Rankings like second among Forbes “Best Value Public Colleges” (2016) and second in Kiplinger’s 

 UF-DCP | Masters of Science “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2015) are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value in the Masters of Science in Architectural Studies in Sustainable Design. 

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.

Tuition and Fees 

The cost of the degree is about US $27,306.00 for the 36-credit program (or $718/credit hour for tuition + $40.50/credit hour in university fees. Please note that the university fees may vary slightly from year to year). Special rates are available for Florida Residents. 

Three short residency requirements (one per semester: two to the Gainesville Campus and one international study tour): Instructional costs, venues, cultural entries, and professional visits are included in the tuition. Roundtrip transportation to the designated locations and accommodation for the three short residency requirements are the responsibility of the student. For the international study tour, the cost will be announced in the Fall semester. Please contact Albertus S. Wang at aslwang@ufl.edu for more information. 

[page updated 11/06/2023]