The New Jersey School of Architecture has established a dual degree program within the school that permits students to obtain a B.Arch. with a Master in Infrastructure Planning (M.I.P.). There is no reduction in the degree requirements for the professional degree in architecture. The dual degree program permits students to obtain an M.I.P. in substantially less time.

Up to 12 credits of graduate-level coursework may be applied to both the B.Arch. and M.I.P. Students may take additional courses at the graduate level during their undergraduate career, but these courses do not count toward the undergraduate degree requirements and students are charged at the graduate course rate.

Eligible students should contact the Office of Graduate Studies in their junior or third year regarding the process for admission to the dual degree program. The Office of Graduate Studies will coordinate the process with the undergraduate program director in the School of Architecture and later with the graduate advisor and the Office of Graduate Admissions as the student nears completion of the undergraduate degree. In order to be eligible for initial and continued participation in the dual degree program, the student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and take the GRE during the senior or final undergraduate year.

B.Arch. Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
ARCH 161 Intro Design and Digital Media 6
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 113 Finite Mathematics and Calculus I 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits12
2nd Semester
ARCH 156 Modes of Design Communication II 3
ARCH 164 Introduction to Design II 5
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
 Term Credits14
Second Year
1st Semester
ARCH 223 Construction I 3
ARCH 251 History of Architecture I 3
ARCH 263 Architecture Studio I 5
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
ARCH 227 Environmental Control Systems I 3
ARCH 229 Structures I 3
ARCH 252 History of Architecture II 3
ARCH 264 Architecture Studio II 5
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
 Term Credits18
Third Year
1st Semester
ARCH 327 Environmental Control Systems II 3
ARCH 329 Structures II 3
ARCH 363 Architecture Studio III 5
ARCH 381 History of Architecture III 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ARCH 323 Construction II 3
ARCH 364 Architecture Studio IV 5
ARCH 382 History of Architecture IV 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits17
Fourth Year
1st Semester
ARCH 423 Construction III 3
ARCH 429 Structures III 3
ARCH 463 Option Studio 1 5
Design Elective 3
Free Elective * 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ARCH 464 Option Studio II 5
ARCH 472 Architectural Programming and Project Development 3
Design Elective 3
Social Science GER Elective 3
Free Elective * 3
 Term Credits17
Fifth Year
1st Semester
ARCH 563 Options Studio III 5
ARCH 558 Professional Architectural Practice 3
Design Elective 3
Design Elective 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
ARCH 561 Integrated Studio Seminar 3
ARCH 564 Comprehensive Studio II 5
Design Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective * 1
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits162

M.I.P. Requirements

MIP 601Interdisciplinary Infrastructure Studio I6
MIP 602Interdisciplinary Infrastructure Studio II6
MIP 612Introduction to Environmental Policy Studies3
MIP 618Public and Private Financing of Urban Areas3
MIP 631History and Theory of Infrastructure3
MIP 652Geographic Information Systems3
MIP 655Land Use Planning3
MIP 674Infrastructure and Architecture3
MIP 675Elements of Infrastructure Planning3
Total Credits33

Students in the B.Arch. program may take any four of the required 3-credit courses to count toward both their B.Arch. and M.I.P. Students who have completed a comprehensive options studio and have a superior academic record may take MIP 601 Interdisciplinary Infrastructure Studio I in place of the last options studio in the B.Arch. program. This counts for 6 of the 12 credits counted toward both degrees.