Master of Architecture; Design Studies
This program provides an opportunity for two or three semesters of advanced study with an emphasis on design, research and teaching. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in architecture or field related to the built environment (landscape architecture, planning, architectural history, urban design, etc.). Typical applicants already have a NAAB accredited professional degree, but a non-accredited architecture degree, or a degree in a related discipline is also acceptable. (It is important to note that this is not a NAAB accredited degree, and is not a sufficient prerequisite for taking the architectural licensing exam).
The full multidisciplinary resources of the school are available, including a certificate program in Historic Preservation, and coursework in Architectural History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Environmental Planning, as well as a certificate program in Historic Preservation. The curriculum is tailored to the individual student, typically combining a thesis or design studios with focused course work and collaboration with faculty members in research or teaching. Collaborative opportunities include advanced research in public service design, urbanism, computing, community development and design-build work. Selected students may have the opportunity to work with faculty on architectural course development and teaching. Because of the individualized nature of this program, the applicant is encouraged to visit the School of Architecture for an interview. Each student develops a specific curriculum with a minimum of thirty credits in consultation with the chair. The duration of study may be extended beyond one year.
For more information please see the Graduate Admissions page.
Architecture students may, with approval, spend a semester in one of the programs abroad when offered. Please see the Study Abroad page for further details.
See the 2012-13 Graduate Record.