Master of Architecture

Curriculum

The Master of Architecture is a 3+ year 99-credit degree program for students without advanced standing. Students granted advance standing may be able to complete the program in as little as two years with 48 credits minimum. The bolded courses are part of the 48-credit core.

Each student will be individually evaluated. For more information on admissions requirements, see the admissions page.


Year

Major Core

Electives

Pre-Year One
Summer

  • Introduction to Design (3)
  • Introduction of Visualization (3)

Year One
Fall

  • Design 1 (6)
  • Visualization 1 (3)
  • History 1 (3)
  • Technology 1 (3)

Year One
Spring

  • Design 2 (6)
  • History 2 (3)
  • Structures 1 (3)*
  • Technology 2 (3)

Year Two
Fall

  • Design 3 (6)
  • History 3 (3)
  • Structures 2 (3)
  • Technology 3 (3)

Year Two
Spring

  • Sustainable Design (6)
  • Visualization 2 (3)
  • History 4 (3)
  • Technology 4 (3)
  • Elective (3)**

Year Three
Fall

  • Design 5 (6)
  • Research Methods (3)
  • Technology 5 (3)
  • Elective (3)**

Year Three
Spring

  • Design 6 (6)
  • Professional Management (3)
  • Elective (6)**

 Total Credit hours: 48-99 (depending on individual track)

*A minimum one-semester college-level courses in physics and introduction to calculus is required before taking Structures 1. This may be taken before arrival or may be taken during the first year summer and fall semesters.

**Electives are selected from courses at the 600-level and above.

Want More Information?

To request more information fill out our form.

Or reach out to us by calling 215-951-2943 or email us at GradAdm@philau.edu.

Explore Jefferson's other architecture programs

Bachelor of Architecture

B.S. in Architectural Studies

M.S. in Architecture