Master of Architecture (Two-Year Program)

The two-year Master of Architecture degree curriculum provides a graduate-level course of study for students who have successfully completed a four-year NAAB-based Bachelor of Science in Architecture at another institution. The degree is typically completed in four semesters, contingent upon the department's evaluation of prior coursework. First-year coursework includes two studios, core courses in theory and professional practice, as well as architectural electives. Second-year coursework centers on the development of advanced, research-based knowledge, explored in the fall semester through a special topics studio, a seminar on research methods, and a class focused on thesis preparation. In the spring, students enroll in a thesis studio and advanced topics seminar. The Master of Architecture program offers each student the opportunity to fully develop and defend original research in the form of a design thesis. This degree is an essential credential for those who aspire to professional registration and licensure as architects.

Applications

External candidates applying to the Master of Architecture program are required to submit a full application, including a portfolio, transcripts (with GPA), a statement of objectives, references, and GRE General Test scores. The minimum GPA for admission to the program is a 3.0, or permission of the Department Head.

Application Requirements

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CURRICULUM


FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester Course Credits
ARCH8000 Advanced Graduate Studio 01 6
ARCH8250 Advanced Tech & Materials 4
ARCH8300 Applied Research & Design 01 4
ARCH8400 Structures 01 OR 3
ARCH8750 Concentration Studies OR 4
ELECTIVE Architecture Elective 4
Total 18

Spring Semester Course Credits
ARCH8500 Advanced Graduate Studio 02 6
ARCH8650 Fabrication Methods 4
ARCH8700 Applied Research & Design 02 4
ARCH8750 Concentration Studies OR 4
ARCH8800 Structures 02 OR 3
ELECTIVE Architecture Elective 4
Total 18


SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester Course Credits
ARCH9000 Studio 09: Special Topics 6
ARCH9200 Thesis Preparation 01 4
ARCH9300 Thesis Preparation 02 4
ELECTIVE Architecture Elective 4
Total 18

Spring Semester Course Credits
ARCH9500 Studio 10: Thesis 6
ARCH9600 Professional Perspectives 4
ARCH9700 Advanced Topics 4
ELECTIVE General Elective 4
Total 18

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