Master of Science in Architecture - Post-Professional Degree

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 (including 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 (18)
ARCH 545Arch Cloud Studio V: Metro6
ARCH 546Arch Cloud Studio VI: Metro6
ARCH 588Thesis Preparation Seminar3
ARCH 589Pre-Thesis Seminar3
Elective Courses (9)
Select nine credit hours in any ARCH 400- or 500-level course 19
Thesis Research (5)
ARCH 591Research and Thesis M.S.5
Total Credit Hours32


Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit HoursSummerCredit Hours
ARCH 5456ARCH 5466ARCH 5912
ARCH 5883ARCH 5893 
Architecture Elective3ARCH 5913 
Architecture Elective3Architecture Elective3 
 15 15 2
Total Credit Hours: 32