MS Housing and Community Development

Program Introduction

This program consists of qualification - the MS in Housing and Community Development. It is designed to meet the needs of people working, or looking to work, in the housing sector or in a closely related field. The program aims to provide students with an insight into the development of housing systems, policies and practices, and to provide a framework for discussing the development, financing and management of housing. The MSHCD also aims to provide students with a range of skills and knowledge needed by housing professionals. The new program, which began in Fall 2016, further enhances the development and application of critical analysis skills and also includes the examination of international systems and urban problems.
MS Housing & Community Development is based on four themes as follows:


  • Socio-economic aspects of housing & planning
  • Design & construction techniques
  • Legal and financial governance
  • Development & Management housing policies


In addition to the world-class curriculum, housing research works are open to the students with contribution of collaborating bodies of housing industry.  Students are encouraged to participate and publish their research in Seminars and conferences nationally and internationally. Field experience is gained through guest speakers and study tours of all types of residential developments.

Program Details

2 Years
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) accredited by PCATP or
  • Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning (BSc CRP) accredited by PCATP
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSc Civil Engineering) accredited by PEC
  • Bachelor of Building and Architectural Engineering accredited by PEC or
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering accredited by PEC


  • 2.5/4.0 CGPA or 50% in annual system
  • GAT General 50%
  • Interview

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