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Master of Architecture Level I

Students entering Level I must have a Bachelor’s degree, regardless of the area of study.

The Master of Architecture Level I degree is accredited through the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Please visit the Accreditation page to learn more.


Degree Plan

Course of Study: All Level I entrants must earn a minimum of 97 credit hours of approved study that include the course work described below. Some students may have already taken university courses meeting or exceeding the requirements described below. For such students, the curriculum may be modified by substitution of electives for courses previously taken at another institution. The appropriate area coordinator and the Director of Graduate Studies must approve any General Petitions for substitutions in the degree plan. Students with deficiencies may be required to undertake additional course work.

Students must obtain approval of their individual degree plan before the conclusion of the first semester of enrollment.


A list of the approved graduate electives offered in the Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 is available: Seminar Electives. There are two pages to this full list, so please make sure you review both. Please note that the courses are subject to change. See your assigned academic advisor for details.

Level I

Fall

ARCH 6301: Architectural Communication I
ARCH 6A20:Environ Tech I

ARCH 6A22: Const Tech I
ARCH 6340: Survey of Architectural History I
ARCH 6600: Design Studio I

Spring

ARCH 6302: Architecture Communication II
ARCH 6A21: Environ Tech 2

ARCH 6A23: Const Tech 2
ARCH 6341: Survey of Architectural History II
ARCH 6601 Design Studio II

Summer

ARCH 6130: Topics in Computer Aided Design
ARCH 6602: Design-Build Workshop


Level II

Fall

ARCH 6A48: Environ Tech 3

ARCH 6A50: Const Tech 3
ARCH 6359: Modern Architecture and Urbanism
ARCH 6376: Urban Determinants
ARCH 6603: Design Studio III

Spring

ARCH 6A49: Environ Tech 4

ARCH 6A51: Const Tech 4
ARCH ____: Elective/Independent Research*
ARCH ____: Architectural Seminar Elective I*
ARCH 6604: Design Studio IV


Level III

Fall

ARCH 6360: Practice of Architecture
ARCH 6393: Research/Master's Project Preparation
ARCH _____: Architectural History Elective*
ARCH 7600: Design Studio V

Spring

ARCH _____: Elective/Independent Research*
ARCH _____: Elective/Independent Research*
ARCH _____: Architectural Seminar Elective II*
ARCH 7601: Design Studio VI


*Courses must be selected with a graduate academic advisor and with the approval of the director of Graduate Studies.