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Masters Of Architecture (2-Year)

The Master in Architecture (2-Year) is the accredited degree by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).

The 2-year M.Arch professional program is designed for applicants who do not already hold a professional degree in Architecture. Applicants who hold a professional degree in Architecture are welcome to explore the M.S. Arch, M.S. Arch ID, and M.CRP Masters programs. Admitted 2-year M.Arch students begin in the fall term.

Two completion tracks are offered for students to select from: a two year vertical Design Research Studio sequence or a combination of Design Research Studios with a two semester Design Thesis in the final year.

Prerequisite: Applicants to the 2-year M.Arch degree should have a bachelor of science degree in architecture or its equivalent.

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Courses

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Click here to view the 6-year Architecture flow chart.

Fifth Year, First Semester
ARCH 5xx - Design Research Methods - 3 cr hrs
ARCH 510 - MArch Design Research Studio - 5 cr hrs
ARCH 5xx - Tech Elective - 1 cr hr
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
COLLEGE Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
Total 15 cr hrs

Fifth Year, Second Semester
HISTORY Elective - 3 cr hrs
ARCH 511 - MArch Design Research Studio - 5 cr hrs
ARCH 5xx - Tech Elective - 1 cr hr
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
OUTSIDE Elective - 3 cr hrs
Total 15 cr hrs

Sixth Year, First Semester

(Thesis option)

ARCH 680 - Practice - 3 cr hrs
ARCH 613 - Thesis - 6 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 2 cr hrs
Total 14 cr hrs

(Studio Option)
ARCH 680 - Practice - 3 cr hrs
ARCH 610 - MArch Design Research Studio- 5 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
Total 14 cr hrs

Sixth Year, Second Semester

(Thesis Option)

ARCH 614 - Thesis - 6 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 2 cr hrs
Outside Elective - 3 cr hrs
Total 14 cr hrs

(Studio Option)
ARCH 611 - MArch Design Research Studio - 5 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
ARCH Professional Elective - 3 cr hrs
Outside Elective - 3 cr hrs
Total 14 cr hrs

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE AWARDED AFTER SIXTH YEAR

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Sixth Year Thesis Option (1)

Recognizing that one’s graduate education is largely self-directed, ARCH 613 / 614: Design Thesis presents 6th year Master of Architecture students the opportunity to conceive and execute an independent investigation in Architecture. Design Thesis investigations are instrumental in their role for future professional development, and may also act as springboards for further academic pursuit. A correctly-formed Design Thesis investigation identifies a subject for inquiry that is of relevance to a larger Architecture audience, researches the subject both through the discovery of scholarly sources and the generation of new creative content, develops a Design Thesis question, and ultimately generates a response that can be supported, argued, and defended in a polemical way.

Fifth/Sixth Year Design Research Studio Option (2)

The design-research studio positions architectural explorations as a research protocol situated between the creative agendas of the arts and the technical methodologies of the sciences. The studios prepare students to be self-motivated professionals capable of using design to work through complex problems and generate new architectural knowledge. Building on the technical and disciplinary proficiency developed in an undergraduate architecture program or the first-year of the 3M program, students engage design and research agendas of contemporary significance. Students have a choice of semester and year-long studios in a number of emphasis areas. Design-research studios often involve collaborations with students and professionals from outside the field of architecture.