College of Design

East Architecture Building
245 Fourth Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0155

Phone: 404.894.3880
Fax: 404.894.2678


College established in 1975. Renamed in 2016.

General Information

The College of Design is comprised of five schools – Architecture, Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, and Music. As a multidisciplinary venue for teaching, research, and service, the College brings together a distinct array of undergraduate and graduate degree offerings that address the designed, built, and lived environments. Through its seven research centers, the College drives innovation in education and professional practice by solving critical problems in building and cities, and improving the quality of life for diverse populations.

The College of Design offers four undergraduate degrees, eleven master's degrees, and four doctoral degrees. Detailed descriptions of these programs can be found under the appropriate school headings.

  • Architecture. Minor, BS, M.Arch, MS, PhD
  • Building Construction. PhD
  • Building Construction and Facility Management. MS
  • City and Regional Planning. MCRP, PhD
  • Computational Media. BS
  • Construction Science and Management. BS
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology. MS
  • Global Development. MS
  • Human-Computer Interaction. MS
  • Industrial Design. Minor, BS, M.ID
  • Occupational Safety and Health. PMOSH
  • Real Estate Development. MRED
  • Music Technology. BS, MS, PhD
  • Sustainable Cities. Minor
  • Urban Analytics. MS 
  • Urban Design. MS

The College of Design also offers opportunities for credit sharing between the programs listed below to earn two degrees. Click here for more information.

  • Master of City & Regional Planning and Master of Architecture
  • Master of City & Regional Planning and Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of City & Regional Planning and Master of Science in Public Policy
  • Master of City & Regional Planning and JD in Planning Law (cooperative agreement with Georgia State)