Master of Science in Architecture - Post-Professional Degree

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The Master of Science in Architecture is a research-oriented post-professional degree program that allows students to pursue advanced individual studies that bridge design and research. Topics are determined by the research interests of our faculty and include urbanism, design methods, structural systems, energy-based design, fabrication, and landscape architecture. Student research culminates in a thesis.

Admission and Curriculum Requirements

The program is open to applicants holding an accredited professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or allied field. Applicants with a degree earned outside the U.S. must have the equivalent to a first professional degree and be eligible for licensure in their home country.

The Master of Science in Architecture is a three semester program (this may include one summer semester). The program of study requires a minimum of 32 credit hours, selected from advanced studios, lectures, and seminars. Working with a thesis adviser, each student should develop a detailed thesis proposal, which must be approved by the adviser and by the director of the program. The final thesis must be approved by the student's advisory committee and be submitted to the university library. 

Required Courses (3)
ARCH 601Research Methodologies3
Thesis Research (8)
ARCH 591Research and Thesis M.S.8
Elective Courses (21)
Select 21 credit hours from 400-level or above ARCH, AURB, or LA courses. 121
Total Credit Hours32

Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit HoursSummerCredit Hours
ARCH 6013ARCH 5913ARCH 5915
Architecture Elective3Architecture Elective3 
Architecture Elective3Architecture Elective3 
Architecture Elective3Architecture Elective3 
 Architecture Elective3 
 12 15 5
Total Credit Hours: 32