Architecture, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

This program offers advanced, rigorous education for those students whose goal is the advancement of the intellectual base of the discipline through a career of research and scholarship. Three areas of concentration are offered: history and theory, environment and technology, and behavioral and cultural factors in design. The program is administered jointly with the Department of Landscape Architecture.

All students are required to enroll in the PhD colloquium during the fall of their first year of course work.
Elective coursework in major field28
ARCH 589PhD Colloquium (twice)2
Outside study (courses outside of Landscape Architecture and Architecture)8
Electives32
Language Requirement: Required for all students in the History/Theory option and for some Social and Cultural Factors students
ARCH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)32
Total Hours96

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 24 (not including 599)
Professional Degree Required for Admission to PhD? No
Qualifying Exam Required No
Preliminary Exam Required Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required Yes
Minimum GPA: 2.75