Master of Architecture (MArch)

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

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The Masters of Architecture (M.Arch.) is a post-professional degree for students with a professional degree in architecture. The curriculum is for highly self-motivated students who seek advanced study in an area of Architecture.

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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Margaret McManus
Assistant Professor

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

Stephen Garrison
Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture/Design

Patrick Martin
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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally 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 1


IARC 513 Thesis Research
IARC 514 Issues in Contemporary Interior Architecture
  Total 6


IARC 510 Design Thesis I 6
IARC 512 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
IARC 516 Visual Culture and the Built Environment
IARC 599A Principles of Adaptive Reuse
  Total 15


IARC 520 Design Thesis II 6
IARC 522 Detailing Interior Architecture
IARC 525 Thesis Documentation
IARC 5XX Program Elective
  Total 15