Master of Architecture (MArch)

  • 1-year post professional degree
  • Advanced course work and a thesis

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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.

The program begins in the summer and continues for a minimum of two consecutive semesters, while you pursue studies related to the research, design, and documentation of a self-formulated thesis project.

More About This Degree

Jayashree Shamanna
Clinical Instructor (Pro-Rata)

Gabriel Fuentes
Assistant Professor

Miguel A. Calvo Salve, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Architecture

Jim Sullivan, AIA
Dean, School of Architecture
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

Find Your Counselor

Jason Thiel

Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 570-348-6211 ext 2591

About me: I joined the Marywood Admissions team in the summer of 2013.  I was born and raised in Scranton, PA and earned my BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management from Marywood University.  I have over 8 years of admissions experience and love helping students and families find the right educational fit.

My interests:  I enjoy spending time with my family, whether it's movie night with my wife, dance recitals for my daughter, or baseball with my son.  I also enjoy, coaching youth sports, traveling, Phillies baseball, Syracuse basketball, and Dolphins football.  You may also find me watching reruns of Animal Planets TV show, Finding Bigfoot!

My favorite thing about Marywood: The feel!!  I love walking around campus and talking to students and meeting with staff & faculty.  It’s a beautiful campus spread out over 115 acres but still has that small hometown feel to it. 

My favorite place at Marywood: There isn’t a place I don’t like.  If I had to pick it would have to be the Rotunda.  It is beautiful and I went from studying in it as a student to now walking through it on my way to my office in the admissions department.

You’d never guess: I have trained for and completed 5 Marine Corp Marathons and my goal is 20.  Why I torture myself I do not know.

Best advice: Do your homework.  Find a school you love and a major that you are excited about.  Do truly what you love because you will work for 40-50 years of your life and LIVE YOUR PASSION.

Course of Study (Typical)

Year I: Summer II

ARCH 595 Thesis Research 3
Total   3

Year I: Fall

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

Year I: Spring

ARCH 620 Thesis Documentation
ARCH 621 Thesis II
ENVS 625 Management and Policy
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.