Master of Architecture
The Master of Architecture first professional degree serves those students seeking a consummate professional education. The degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB), and is a necessary component for licensure in the field.
The curriculum addresses principles of design concepts, materials, construction, systems, planning, history and visual judgment which are fundamental for development of the creative process. The curriculum is progressive with required core coursework offering foundation knowledge, skills and vocabulary, while upper-level study seeks a broader understanding of architecture by combining theoretical exploration with practical considerations.
The program culminates in an independent Masters Project which demonstrates excellence in design with a final product that is environmentally conscious, socially responsible, and technologically advanced. The Masters Projects are grouped into areas of focus that include but are not limited to: sustainable cities, building delivery practices, community based planning, history and theory, advanced technologies, housing and urban design, high rise typology, and cultural institutions.
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Master of Architecture with Advanced Standing
Candidates who hold a B.S. in Architecture, or an equivalent pre-professional architecture degree, that partially fulfills NAAB (National Architectural Accreditation Board) requirements may qualify for up to one year of advanced standing in the professional degree program. Admission with Advanced Standing may allow the candidate to complete the Master of Architecture degree in as few as two years (four semesters) and 60 credit hours, depending on prior preparation.
International students with a Bachelor of Architecture degree (or equivalent) who wish to pursue a NAAB accredited program to be eligible for licensure in the United States should apply to the Master of Architecture with Advanced Standing.
Dual Degree Master of Architecture/Master of Integrated Building DeliveryThe intent of the dual degree program is to respond to the interests of those students who are intrigued to expand their goals from designing the built environment, to affecting or otherwise participating in creating the built environment.