Architecture

Master of Architecture (MArch)

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

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Architecture at Marywood

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

Stephen Garrison
Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture/Design

Rob Petrie
Assistant Professor

Andrew Doyle
Instructor
This is just a sample of our School of Architecture faculty - see them all!

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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Jay Yander

Associate Director for Graduate Admissions
yander@marywood.edu
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 2368

About me: I joined the Graduate Admissions staff in 2013, but began my career in higher education in 2004.  I hold a Bachelor's Degree in English Writing/Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh.

My interests: I love to golf and I am a television addict.  Whether it’s sports or a television series, I’ve probably watched it.

My favorite thing about Marywood: The diversity of its programs.  Marywood has so much to offer to a wide array of students.

My favorite place on campus: Liberal Arts Center.  I walk through the Rotunda each morning and it reminds me how much I enjoy being a part of Marywood. 

You'd never guess: I have a collection of more than 200 college t-shirts.  I typically purchase a shirt when I visit a college campus.  I have more than 30 shirts from Pitt, my alma mater.

My best advice: Take advantage of everything a college campus has to offer.  Even if you’re not a sports fan, attend a basketball game.  Even if you’re not a literary fan, attend a poetry reading.  Expand your mind and you will be rewarded. 


Course of Study (Typical)

Year 1

Summer

IARC 513 Thesis Research
3
IARC 514 Issues in Contemporary Interior Architecture
3
  Total 6

Fall

IARC 510 Design Thesis I 6
IARC 512 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
3
IARC 516 Visual Culture and the Built Environment
3
IARC 599A Principles of Adaptive Reuse
3
  Total 15

Spring

IARC 520 Design Thesis II 6
IARC 522 Detailing Interior Architecture
3
IARC 525 Thesis Documentation
3
IARC 5XX Program Elective
3
  Total 15