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Six Studio Track

College of Architecture and Planning


Curriculum Overview 


The curriculum for the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program is divided into six major areas of study, totaling 105 semester hours:
  • Design Studios and Seminar                 39 semester hours
  • Representational Studies including required elective  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
  • Open Electives                 15 semester hours

A wide array of electives in these areas allows a student to tailor his or her graduate studies to the student's interests. Of the 15 general elective semester hours, nine must be fulfilled with courses taken in the Architecture Department. Advanced standing in core course work can be given for prior architectural studies. Students may choose to take elective courses in the summer session. It is highly suggested that students use the summers to study abroad or participate in a professional internship. 

Students must complete the prerequisites of college-level trigonometry and physics before enrolling in the M.Arch. program or must complete ARCH 5000 Math and Physics for Architects.  This course is offered in the summer on a pass/fail basis and meets the prerequisite requirements. This class does not count toward the number of credits required for the M.Arch. degree.
 
If a student does not have a background in architectural drawing, model making or digital graphics work, it is highly recommended that the student attend the architectural skills workshops offered prior to the beginning of the fall semester. There is an expectation that all students entering the program will have a basic understanding of these skills.

For brief descriptions of courses, see the course catalog.  


COURSE OF STUDY


YEAR 1: FALL SEMESTER
Semester hours 15-18   
ARCH 5110 Design Studio I (Elemental)   ​​6
ARCH 5510 Architectural Graphics
3
ARCH 5210 Introduction to Architecture
3
ARCH 5350 Structures I
3
Elective Requirement 3
YEAR 1: SPRING SEMESTER
Semester hours 12-18
ARCH 5120 Design Studio II (Elemental) 6
ARCH 5360 Structures II
3
ARCH 5220 History & Theory of Architecture I 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
​​YEAR 1: SUMMER SEMESTER (optional)
YEAR 2: FALL SEMESTER Semester hours 12-18
ARCH 5130 Design Studio III (Analytical) 6
ARCH 5310 Building Construction & Methods I 3
ARCH 5230 History & Theory of Architecture II 3
ARCH 5420 BIM: Principles & Practices 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
YEAR 2: SPRING SEMESTER Semester hours 12-18
ARCH 5140 Design Studio IV (Analytical) 6
ARCH 5330 Sustainable Systems I 3
ARCH 5320 Building Construction & Methods II 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
YEAR 2: SUMMER SEMESTER (optional)
YEAR 3: FALL SEMESTER Semester hours 9-18
ARCH 6150 Design Studio V (Reflective) 6
ARCH 5340 Sustainable Systems II 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement
3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
YEAR 3: SPRING SEMESTER Semester hours 9-15
ARCH 6170 Design Studio VI (Reflective) 6
ARCH 6171 Integration Seminar
3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
Professional Studies or Elective Requirement 3
YEAR 3: SUMMER SEMESTER (optional)
 
 





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