Architecture

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
Instructor
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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

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