Degree Requirements for Professional M.Arch.

This 102-credit program consists of a 72-credit core and an options sequence of 30 credits including 12 studio and 18 elective credits. Students are expected to complete the core sequence in a minimum of two years. Before registering for courses, all students must consult with the graduate advisor to plan an appropriate course of study.

Students must submit a portfolio of design work at completion of the core courses. The portfolio will be reviewed in connection with advising students on their further program of study.

Core courses in the M.Arch. program represent the minimum background necessary to meet NAAB standards. If students demonstrate that they have previously completed equivalent course work, degree credit requirements may be reduced to less than the 102 credits required for the program.To remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in graduate courses. Students must repeat any design studio course in which they receive a grade of C. A grade of C+ in any design studio must be followed by a subsequent grade sufficient to raise the annual cumulative design studio GPA to 2.75. Incomplete (I) grades for studio and prerequisite courses must be removed before students will be permitted to register for continuing course work in the program.

Core Courses
ARCH 500GAdvanced Architectural Graphics3
ARCH 501GArchitectural Design I6
ARCH 502GArchitectural Design II6
ARCH 503GArchitectural Design III6
ARCH 504GArchitectural Design IV6
ARCH 541GConstruction I3
ARCH 542GIntegrated Building Technologies3
ARCH 543GEnvironmental Control Systems I3
ARCH 544GEnvironmental Control Systems II3
ARCH 545Case Studies in Architectural Technology3
ARCH 548GStructures II3
ARCH 547G4D Integration3
ARCH 528GHistory of Architecture I3
ARCH 529GHistory of Architecture II3
ARCH 555GArchitectural Graphics3
ARCH 569GBuilding and Development3
ARCH 579GProfessional Architectural Practice3
Two courses in architectural history 1,26
One course in contemporary architectural theory 23
Option Sequence
Select two of the following:12
Advanced Design Options I
Advanced Design Options II
Advanced Design Options III
Master'S Thesis
ARCH XXXElectives 29
Electives 29
Total Credits102
1

Including one course in non-western, regional, or vernacular architecture.

2

To be selected in consultation with the graduate advisor. 

With the exception of History/Theory Selectives, ARCH 569G Building and Development and ARCH 579G Professional Architectural Practice, all core courses must be completed before proceeding to the options sequence.