I am hoping to go back to graduate school in the fall of 2006 for my MUP. I am most interested in schools that are design oriented, rather than policy oriented. I live in the Washington, D.C. area and would like to stay in the area. Since the closest school is the University of Maryland, I would love to hear what people think of the program. After searching through some of the old threads, Maryland is not a program that seems to be discussed a lot. Maryland does have a concentration in Urban Design, and the Planning school is located in the school of architecture, but would any of you recommend Maryland as a school to study Urban Design at? Thanks.