DAAP Graduate Programs

Thank you for your interest in the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). 

Students at DAAP have created logos for NASA and FedEx while on co-op. Our alumni have designed toys for Hasbro and renovated New York’s Grand Central Station. Plus, renowned artists Michael Bierut, Michael Graves, Eva Maddox, Daniel Ludwig, Dorothy Johnson, and John Rosenthal all began their careers here. 

As a graduate student at DAAP, you will be an integral part of the creative endeavor of posing solutions for the complex social-technical issues of our world. It’s a place where you can take the theoretical and apply it to real world opportunities. You can engage in research that has a transformative impact on people’s lives like cancer treatment, equity and inclusion, health equity, sustainability practices, and global warming mitigation. All using industrial-level equipment and technology.

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning offers degrees in:

No matter which of our graduate programs you’re interested in, DAAP will provide you a unique educational experience in an equally unique setting. And as you continue to explore your post-graduate options here at DAAP, just remember, some of our most successful graduates arrived with under-graduate degrees that were not directly related with the fields of design, architecture, art, or planning. 

For more information specific to each program, connect with our DAAP Graduate Program Directors:

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Vincent Sansalone

Master of Architecture Program Director


For program inquiries please contact Kim Lawson.

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Rebecca Williamson, PhD AIA

PhD in Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture Program Director


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Kristopher J. Holland, PhD

Master of Arts in Art Education Program Director


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David J. Edelman, PhD

Master of Community Planning Program Director


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Matt Wizinsky

Master of Design Program Director


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Mark Harris

Master of Fine Arts Program Director


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Barry W. Kew, PLA, ASLA

Master of Landscape Architecture Program Director


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Rainer vom Hofe, PhD

PhD in Regional Development Planning Program Director


For general information on DAAP Graduate Programs:

DAAP Graduate Programs

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
7210 DAAP
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

P 513-556-4933

To connect with current students, contact our DAAP Graduate Student Ambassadors: