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ID Graduate Degrees

Master of Environmental Design (MED)

The Master of Environmental Design is a post-professional degree that provides graduate students with advanced knowledge and understanding. The purpose of this master’s degree is to train prospective or practicing professionals to address the complex interdisciplinary nature of environmental design. The program offers a choice between Plan A thesis or Plan B research project. Students will develop a highly individualized plan of study with a focus in a relevant design area such as Golf Course Architecture, Landscape Reclamation, Visual Quality Modeling, Landscape Restoration, Interiorscapes, Wellness/Therapeutic Garden Design, Landscape Development Systems, Plant Management Systems, Adaptive Reuse Facilities for Tourism and Recreation, Park Safety Design and Development, and Design with Ecological Systems.

The Master of Environmental Design degree program addresses four areas of professional development. These include:

  • Acquisition of in-depth knowledge in the area of environmental design theory;
  • Development of problem-solving skills within an interdisciplinary professional context;
  • Development of technological expertise and knowledge base in a selected area of environmental design; and
  • Advanced ability in graphic, written, and oral communication skills.

This degree is planned to provide an alternative to traditional professional degrees by addressing the needs of students with undergraduate design backgrounds who wish to work in an interdisciplinary setting while pursuing an area of individual interest. Download the MED degree requirements and the MED Master’s Handbook (2010, 2013, 2014).

Planning, Design and Construction - Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Design Concentration)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Planning, Design and Construction with a concentration in construction management, environmental design, or urban and regional planning will enable students in the School of Planning, Design and Construction to meet future challenges. Graduates of this program will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the effects of plans, regulations, design, materials, project management techniques, and construction systems on the economic, environmental, and social concerns of stakeholders and society. Download the degree requirements and the PhD Student Handbook (2013, 2014).

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Student Services Office
(517) 432-3393
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Master’s Degree

Robin RennieRobin Rennie
Academic Advisor - Graduate Program, Masters Degrees
Construction Management (MS and PhD); Environmental Design (MA); Urban and Regional Planning (MURP); International Planning Studies (MIPS); and Planning, Design and Construction (PhD)
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PhD Degree

Pat CrawfordPat L. Crawford, Ph.D.
SPDC Associate Director
Director, SPDC PhD Programs
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Human Ecology Building, Room 101A
517.432.1148
Fax: 517.432.8108
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