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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

College of Architecture + Planning


The curriculum for the Master of Architecture (MArch) program is divided into six major components, totaling 105 semester hours:

  • Studio design studies and seminars (39 semester hours)
  • Representational studies (6 semester hours)
  • Historical/Cultural studies including required elective (12 semester hours)
  • Technological studies including required elective (21 semester hours)
  • Professional studies (12 semester hours)
  • Electives (15 semester hours)

A wide array of electives in these areas allows you to tailor your graduate studies to your own interests. Of 15 general elective semester hours, nine must be fulfilled with courses taken in the Architecture Department.


DESIGN STUDIES (39 Semester hours)
Course Number Course Name Semester hours
ARCH 5110 Design Studio I (Elemental) 6
ARCH 5120 Design Studio II (Elemental) 6
ARCH 5130 Design Studio III (Analytical) 6
ARCH 5140 Design Studio IV (Analytical) 6
ARCH 6150 Design Studio V (Reflective) 6
ARCH 6170 Design Studio VI (Reflective) 6
ARCH 6171 Integration Seminar 3


REPRESENTATIONAL STUDIES (6 semester hours)
Course Number Course Name Semester hours
ARCH 5510 Architectural Graphics 3
ARCH 65__ Representational Studies Required Elective 3



HISTORICAL/CULTURAL STUDIES (12 SEMESTER HOURS)
Course Number Course ​Name Semester hours
​ARCH 5210 Introduction to Architecture 3
ARCH 5220 History & Theory of Architecture I 3
ARCH 5230 History & Theory of Architecture II  3
ARCH 62__ Historical/Cultural Studies Required Elective​ 3



TECHNOLOGICAL STUDIES (21 semester hours)
Course Number Course Name Semester hours
ARCH 5350 Structures I 3
ARCH 5360 Structures II 3
ARCH 5310 Building Construction & Methods I  3
ARCH 5320 Building Construction & Methods II 3
ARCH 5330 Sustainable Systems I 3
ARCH 5340 Sustainable Systems II 3
ARCH 63__ Technological Studies Required Elective 3



PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (12 semester hours)
Course Number Course Name Semester hours
ARCH 5410 Professional Practice 3
ARCH 5420 BIM: Principles & Practices 3
ARCH 5430 Social Context of Design 3
ARCH 5450 Sustainable Design Practices 3

 


M arch ELECTIVES (15 Semester hours)
Course Number Course Name Semester hours 
ARCH 6___ ARCH 6XXX Elective 3
ARCH 6___ ARCH 6XXX Elective
3
ARCH 6___ ARCH 6XXX Elective
3

Open Elective 3

Open Elective 3

Total Semester Hours 105



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