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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

College of Architecture + Planning


The curriculum for the Master of Architecture (MArch) degree consists of 5 categories, totaling 114  credits:

  • Studio design studies (45 credits)

  • Cultural studies (12 credits)

  • Technology studies (18 credits)

  • Professional studies (6 credits)

  • Architecturally-related elective courses* (33 credits)

These requirements presume that your prior undergraduate baccalaureate degree contains the requisite breadth in the areas of general studies, and so they do not contain any dedicated general education credits.

*A wide array of electives in these area allows you to tailor your graduate studies to your own interests.


REQUIRED DESIGN STUDIES (45 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Name Credits
ARCH 5110 Design Studio I 6
ARCH 5111 Introduction to Drawing  3
ARCH 5120 Design Studio II 4
ARCH 5121 Design Seminar II 2
ARCH 5130 Design Studio III 4
ARCH 5131 Design Seminar III 2
ARCH 5140 Design Studio IV 4
ARCH 5141 Design Seminar IV 2
ARCH 6150 Comprehensive Design Studio 4
ARCH 6151 Comprehensive Seminar 2
ARCH 6170* Advanced Design Studio* 4
ARCH 6171* Advanced Design Seminar* 2
ARCH 6170* Advanced Design Studio* 4
ARCH 6171* Advanced Design Seminar 2

 

REQUIRED CULTURAL STUDIES (12 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Name Credits
ARCH 5210 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCH 5220 History of Architecture I 3
ARCH 5230 History of Architecture II 3
ARCH 5240 Human Factors in Design 3

 

REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (18 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Name Credits
ARCH 5310 Introduction to Building Technology 3
ARCH 5320 Building Construction and Methods 3
ARCH 5330 Environmental Control Systems I 3
ARCH 5340 Environmental Control Systems II 3
ARCH 5350 Structures I 3
ARCH 5360 Structures II 3

 

REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (6 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Name Credits
ARCH 5410 Professional Practice 3
LA 6632 Site Planning 3

 

ELECTIVE STUDIES (33 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Name Credits
6290 + Elective Course ** Graduate Cultural Studies Elective 3
6290 + Elective Course ** Graduate Cultural Studies Elective 3
6290 + Elective Course ** Graduate Cultural Studies Elective 3
6390 + Elective Course ** Graduate Technical Studies Elective 3
6390 + Elective Course ** Graduate Technical Studies Elective 3
6490 + Elective Course ** Graduate Professional Studies Elective 3
6490 + Elective Course ** Graduate Professional Studies Elective 3
6490 + Elective Course ** Graduate Professional Studies Elective 3
Elective Course ** Graduate Architecturally Related Elective 3
Elective Course ** Graduate Architecturally Related Elective 3
Elective Course ** Graduate Architecturally Related Elective 3

Total Credit Hours 114

*Advanced Design Studio (ARCH 6170) and Advanced Design Seminar (ARCH 6171) are repeated two times by students from a menu of options varying semester to semester.

**Students must take 9 elective credits in graduate cultural studies, 6 elective credits in graduate technology studies, 9 elective credits in graduate professional studies and 9 elective credits in any graduate architecturally-related electives on the campus.


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