Architecture

M.Arch.

  • 1-year post professional degree
  • Courses in professional practice, environmental law, management, policy, and business

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This 1-year post professional degree pairs the B.Architecture program (or an equivalent degree) with one additional year of study. It includes courses in a selected interest area, a thesis project, and LEED accreditation.

Professional electives, along with courses in architectural theory, will enable you to expand your knowledge in a selected interest area. The M.Arch. degree includes a thesis project -- an extensively researched investigation of a particular design topic.

Courses in professional practice, environmental law, management, policy, and business provide an additional understanding of the expanding professional contexts in which architects practice. Like the B.Arch. program, the M.Arch degree requires LEED accreditation.

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James J. Sullivan, RA, AIA
Dean, School of Architecture

Jayashree Shamanna
Clinical Instructor (Pro-Rata)

Gabriel Fuentes
Assistant Professor

Margaret McManus
Assistant Professor
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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Course of Study (Typical)

Year I: Summer II

ARCH 595 Thesis Research 3
Total   3

Year I: Fall

ARCH 610 Design Thesis I
6
ENVS 615 Environmental Law
3
ARCH 5XX Program Elective (Grad level) 3
Total   12

Year I: Spring

ARCH 620 Thesis Documentation
6
ARCH 621 Thesis II
3
ENVS 625 Management and Policy
3
Total   12
Total 6th-year Credits  27
Advanced Standing: 500-level credits from B.Arch Studies 9
Total M.Arch credits: 36

NOTE: Students with an accredited B.Arch degree from other institutions may be eligible for advanced standing and have credits applied toward the M.Arch degree track. Advanced standing status will be determined after a review of the applicant’s portfolio by the School of Architecture’s Graduate Admissions Committee.