This dual degree program prepares architects to be cognizant of the larger urban context of architectural practice and to extend their expertise into another discipline. Students entering the MUD/MArch program complete a substantial portion of the design studios for the Master of Architecture prior to completing the Master of Urban Design studios, which are then followed by the MArch Degree Project. Other course requirements in urban design theory typically are spread out over the entire study period. The length of study is dependent upon the MArch program (3, 2+, 2) in which the student is enrolled, but typically adds an additional semester and summer to the student’s curriculum.