Master of Architecture Limited Standing

The variable-length professional degree program has been designed for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in any field other than architecture. Emphasis is placed on the development of sufficient background in introductory architectural studies so that the applicants may successfully complete the equivalent of the two-year graduate program described above.

Applicants accepted into this program will initially be admitted with limited status. Full status may be attained by completion of introductory architectural studies. Once full status is attained, a minimum of 54 hours of graduate work is required for completion.

The time necessary to complete the program will depend on the nature of undergraduate coursework completed by the applicant.

Candidates attaining full standing may complete the program in two years of full-time academic study.

Thesis Option

One course in architectural practice
One core elective each from a select list of courses in architectural thought
One core elective each from a select list of courses in professional practice
Four studios including two semesters of comprehensive design
One course in structural planning
Students must also complete prerequisites, which are determined individually and do not count toward the required number of hours required
ARCH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)0
Total Hours54

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Candidates must spend at least four semesters and earn at least half of the required graduate hours in residence.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:12
Minimum GPA:2.75
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's program page and the Graduate College Handbook.

Non-Thesis Option

One course in architectural practice
One core elective each from a select list of courses in architectural thought
One core elective each from a select list of courses in professional practice
Four studios including two semesters of comprehensive design
One course in structural planning
Students must also complete prerequisites, which are determined individually and do not count toward the required number of hours required
Total Hours54

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Candidates must spend at least four semesters and earn at least half of the required graduate hours in residence.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:12
Minimum GPA:2.75
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's program page and the Graduate College Handbook.