Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

The College of Architecture houses three Masters programs and one Doctoral program: Master of Community and Regional Planning, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture with Interior Design specialization and Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture.

Admissions Requirements

Master of Community and Regional Planning

The Master of Community and Regional Planning graduate program is designed for students who wish to pursue professional careers in Community and Regional Planning after having received a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Nationally accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB), the MCRP program is the only accredited Planning program in the state of Nebraska.  

A rolling admission deadline is in place for this program.  Students are eligible to begin the program in the fall, spring or summer terms and will have their applications reviewed as they are completed.  To be fully eligible for aid, students are encouraged to submit their application in full by March 1 for a fall start date or November 1 for a spring start date.

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Master of Science in Architecture

The Master of Science in Architecture graduate program is a graduate program designed for students who have undergraduate academic experience in the design fields and wish to pursue research-based careers in architecture including teaching, design work or other scholarly activities.

Students who are seeking to become a professional architect are encouraged to consider the Master of Architecture degree program as this is the licensed professional program.

Prerequisite: All applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in architecture, interior design or a related field.

A rolling admission deadline is in place for this program.  Students are eligible to begin the program in the fall, spring or summer terms and will have their applications reviewed as they are completed.  To be fully eligible for aid, students are encouraged to submit their application in full by March 1 for a fall start date or November 1 for a spring start date.

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Master of Science in Architecture, Interior Design Specialization

The Master of Science in Architecture with Interior Design specialization graduate program is a graduate program designed for students who have undergraduate academic experience in the design fields and wish to pursue research-based careers in interior design including teaching, design work or other scholarly activities.

This program can be completed either in residence or online via distance education.  Students who are seeking to become a licensed interior designer are encouraged to consider the Bachelor of Science in Design; Interior Design as this program is designed for interior design practice. 

Prerequisite: All applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in architecture, interior design or a related field.

A rolling admission deadline is in place for this program.  Students are eligible to begin the program in the fall, spring or summer terms and will have their applications reviewed as they are completed.  To be fully eligible for aid, students are encouraged to submit their application in full by March 1 for a fall start date or November 1 for a spring start date.

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Doctorate of Philosophy in Architecture

The Doctorate of Philosophy in Architecture is a terminal graduate program designed for students seeking careers in architectural higher education positions including faculty members, administrative leaders or positions as leaders of research-based design practices.  The College of Architecture is engaging in a new partnership with the College of Engineering to redefine this doctoral program to meet the needs of students in an increasingly research-based design field.

Prerequisite: All applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in architecture, interior design or a related field and a research-based graduate degree such as a Master of Science in Architecture or a related design field.

**This program is currently in a state of transition and is not currently accepting new applications.  Please get in touch with Jenna Hilligoss to request the latest updates regarding the state of the Ph.D. in Architecture.**

Cost Estimator

Annual Costs for 2014-2015 are based on:

  • A single graduate student taking 15 hours / semester for two semesters.
  • Living in Abel/Sandoz residence hall in a double room. 
  • The 7-day unlimited meal plan.

Resident Costs

Resident Tuition: $377.75/credit hour
Tuition and Fees*: $12,484.50
Room and Board: $9,961.00
Total: $22,445.50

Non-Resident Costs

Non-Resident Tuition: $1,037.50/credit hour
Tuition and Fees*: $22,089.50
Room and Board: $9,961.00
Total: $42,224.00

*Fees estimated. Actual course fees may vary. Tuition and fees vary for online courses.
Does not include books and supplies, transportation, or miscellaneous personal expenses.
Please visit the Student Accounts webpage for the most current tuition and fee rates.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers multiple scholarships, fellowships and assitantships for incoming graduate students through the Graduate Studies office. Click here to find out more about these opportunities.

The College of Architecture offers more than $90,000 each year in scholarships to students enrolled in our degree programs. Click here to find out more about how to apply.

A small number of research and teaching assistant positions are avaibale for the M.S. and M.CRP programs. Teaching assistant opporunities are also available for Ph.D. applicants. Each of these positions provides a tuition benefit and living stipend along with valuable classroom and research experience. Inquire with Jenna Hilligoss if you are interested in learning more about these positions or would like to apply.

To be considered for all graduate scholarships, fellowships, assistantships or aid, students must complete their application by November 1 (Spring admission) or March 1 (Fall admission).  

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