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MS ARCH in Sustainable Urban Systems

The Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Sustainable Urban Systems [MS ARCH in Sustainable Urban Systems] is an interdisciplinary post-professional degree focused on sustainable architecture and urban systems. Using Houston and its coastal context as a laboratory, the program encompasses urban and regional planning, neighborhoods, cities, metropolitan areas and their urban and natural systems.

The Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Sustainable Urban Systems degree allows a wide range of graduate student participation with areas of concentration in design, business, public policy, engineering, natural sciences, and law.

PROGRAM

We endeavor to provide students in the Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Sustainable Urban Systems program with an instruction and immersive experience that strengthen their ability to function as creative problem solvers capable of facilitating community discussions about livable, sustainable, resilient, and healthy cities and places, and strategic thinkers who lead multidisciplinary design teams.

MS ARCH in Sustainable Urban Systems Degree Plan

An interdisciplinary team of instructors teaches the MS ARCH in Sustainable Urban Systems core curriculum. Students have 18 hours of core courses and 18 hours of electives. Up to six hours of the electives can be shared by related dual graduate programs. Core courses include interdisciplinary practicum and environmental analysis, ecologies, and technology courses. The interdisciplinary practicum courses include Sustainable Urban Systems, Urban Sites Capstone Project. Core courses include Environmental Analysis I+II and Urban Ecologies and Technologies I+II.

SAMPLE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE WITH A CONCENTRATION IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN SYSTEMS CURRICULUM

Semester 1 — Fall Core

 

Practicum1: Sustainable Urban Systems

6 Units

Environmental Analysis l

3 Units

Urban Ecologies and Technologies l

3 Units

Specialized Elective

3 Units

Specialized Elective

3 Units

Fall Total:​​​​​

18 Units

 

Semester 2 — Spring Core

 

Capstone Practicum 2: Urban Sites

6 Units

Environmental Analysis ll

3 Units

Urban Ecologies and Technologies ll

3 Units

Specialized Elective

3 Units

Specialized Elective

3 Units

Spring Total:​​​​​

18 Units

Total Degree Requirements:​​​  

36 Units