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 195 Architecture Studio I 4
ARCH 110 Tools and Techniques I: Introduction to Architecture Thinking 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
CS 104 Computer Programming and Graphics Problems 3
MATH 107 University Mathematics A 3
FRSH SEM First-Year Seminar 0
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
ARCH 196 Architecture Studio II 4
ARCH 156 Tools and Techniques II: Introduction to Architecture Making 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Social Sciences GER 3
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
ARCH 295 Architecture Studio III 4
ARCH 210 History of Architecture I 3
ARCH 223 Construction I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Lab 1
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
ARCH 296 Architecture Studio IV 4
ARCH 211 History of Architecture II 3
ARCH 224 Construction II 3
Natural Science GER 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
ARCH 395 Architecture Studio V 4
ARCH 303 Structures I 3
ARCH 309 Environmental Control Systems I 3
ARCH 324 Landscape and Urbanism 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
ARCH 396 Architecture Studio VI 4
ARCH 304 Structures II 3
ARCH 314 Environmental Control Systems II 3
ARCH Elective 3
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
ARCH 495 Advanced Architecture Studio I 5
ARCH 472 Professional Practice I 3
ARCH Elective (Technology) 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
ARCH 463 Options Studio I 5
ARCH 475 Professional Practice II 3
ARCH Elective (Technology) 3
ARCH Elective 3
 Term Credits14
Fifth Year
1st Semester
ARCH 595 Advanced Architecture Studio II 5
ARCH 561 Synthesis Seminar 3
ARCH Elective (History/Theory) 3
ARCH Elective 3
 Term Credits14
2nd Semester
ARCH 464
Option Studio II
or Advanced Architectural Design Studio
5
ARCH Elective (History/Theory) 3
ARCH Elective 3
ARCH Elective 3
 Term Credits14
 Total Credits150

 M.U.D. Requirements

Required Courses

The following courses are required, subject to those waived in individual cases; however, no waivers will be given for studio courses. A typical full-time study plan over two semesters is shown below.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
ARCH 601 Urban Design Studio 6
ARCH 636 History and Theory of Urban Planning and Design 3
ARCH 677 Geographic Information Systems 3
Urban Design Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
ARCH 602 Urban Design Studio 6
ARCH 684 Topics of Sustainable Urbanism 3
ARCH 651 Public and Private Development 3
Urban Design Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits30