M.S. in Architecture

Curriculum

The full program is designed as a 36-credit curriculum and can be completed in one full year. Placement in the program with advanced standing is dependent on the previous education and experience of the student. The Program Director reviews each applicant’s academic and work history to determine specific placement in the program.

The core curriculum consists of 12 credits:
Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design Studio (6)
Research Methods (3)
Principals and Methodologies of Sustainable Design (3).

Directed research consists of 12 credits:
Four 3-credit courses: a combination of electives in concentration areas, imbedded research experience or directed research in a focus area with an advisor.

Thesis Project:
Consists of 9 credits (two semesters).

Total Credit hours : 36 

Year

Major Core

Electives

One

Summer Semester – Pre-Year 1

  • Bridge Design Studio – basic design skills, conceptual thinking and communication (3)
    (students with an architecture degree or similar experience can apply for advanced standing for this course)

One

Fall Semester – Year 1

  • Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design Studio (6)
  • Research Methods (3)
  • Principals and Methodologies of Sustainable Design (3)

One

Spring Semester – Year 1

  • Graduate Project (6)
  • Focus Elective (3)
  • Focus Elective or Internship Experience (3)

One

Summer Semester – Year 1

  • Graduate Project (3)
  • Focus Elective (3)
  • Focus Elective or Internship Experience (3)

 

Total Credit hours :36

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