Master of Architecture Professional Degree

The two-year professional degree program, intended for students entering with a four-year baccalaureate in architectural studies, emphasizes further study in architectural disciplines, study in depth in one optional area of specialization, and/or participation in research.

The two-year graduate program is comprised of advanced study in architectural disciplines, building upon the fundamentals established in a four-year undergraduate study program.

Students may elect to concentrate in any one of the areas of specialization including Design, Structures, Technology, History and Preservation as well as newly developing areas of research by taking additional courses in those areas.

Candidates admitted with full or limited status to the two-year professional degree program must complete at least 62 hours of graduate work. Candidates admitted with full status 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
ARCH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)0
Total Hours62

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
Total Hours62

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.