Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
    The undergraduate pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) introduces concepts and skills upon which graduate accredited professional Master of Architecture (MArch) studies are based. 
  • Architecture Minor
    The study of architecture offers an indispensable background for studies in most disciplines: it develops skills in critical thinking and making, and it furnishes tools for interpreting and understanding the ways in which we inhabit and shape the material world. 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design
    We live in times in which our urban and built environments are undergoing unprecedented change. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Environmental Design degree provides students with the skills to understand, analyze, and solve problems associated with such change, with a view toward community vitality, social fairness, and the design of sustainable environments. Our program applies knowledge of social and behavioral science to plan and design community environments that affect, and are affected by, human behavior.
  • Environmental Design Minor
    The minor in environmental design provides students from diverse academic backgrounds a broad foundation in the principles of urban design as well as the form and function of the built environment.

Graduate Degree Programs

  • PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
    The PhD in Urban Planning program at the University at Buffalo provides a dynamic and multidisciplinary academic experience, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and research expertise to tackle complex urban challenges. With a focus on innovation and critical thinking, students engage in rigorous coursework, independent research, and collaborative projects spanning urban design, sustainability, social equity, and economic development. Mentored by renowned faculty, students benefit from cutting-edge facilities and the vibrant community of Buffalo, New York, gaining real-world experience and forging connections in the field. Flexible and tailored to individual interests, the program prepares graduates to lead positive change in urban environments, advancing sustainable development and social justice.
  • Master of Architecture
    Are you motivated to apply design to the climate crisis, global health inequities, or inadequate housing? Are you eager to turn your ideas into material forms that support just, resilient, and enriching environments for all? Perhaps most importantly, do you want to imagine - and build - a better world? Our challenges are great now, and your expertise as next-generation world-makers is being called upon. 
  • Master of Urban Planning
    Today the world is reexamining the interaction of human settlements and place in the context of complex challenges such as climate change, rapid urbanization and a global crisis in public health. In creating the policies and tools that shape our environment, urban planners are central to the development of sustainable and enriching places for all. 
  • Master of Science in Architecture
    The Master of Science in Architecture provides a flexible program through which students are immersed in special fields of research and practice related to architecture and the built environment. 
  • Master of Science in International Development and Global Health
    Embark on a transformative journey with our Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Global Health and International Development (MSIDGH) program, uniquely designed to equip you with the interdisciplinary perspective needed to tackle the world's most pressing issues in sustainable development and social justice. Dive deep into the socioeconomic, environmental, and geopolitical dimensions of global health disparities, becoming a nimble problem-solver poised to challenge broken systems. With coursework spanning refugee health, water politics, epidemiology, and more, alongside a semester-long field placement, you'll gain hands-on experience and make tangible impacts worldwide. Whether aspiring to work with prestigious organizations like the World Health Organization or forging your own path, this program welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, positioning you for success in a multitude of career pathways. Join us in reshaping the future of global health and development.
  • Multidisciplinary Programs
    Dual-degree programs are available for students entering our graduate degree programs. Students can pursue research and advanced studies by combining degrees like the MS in Architecture with an MUP, MArch or other graduate degree programs across UB.
  • Historic Preservation
    Join our small and selective group of interdisciplinary students interested in pursuing promising careers in historic preservation. Designed for practitioners and students from disciplines as diverse as architecture, law and art, our curriculum includes an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and a Master of Science in Architecture specializing in Historic Preservation.