Professional Master in Architecture

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The Professional Master in Architecture degree (M.Arch.), accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), is intended for students who plan to practice architecture professionally. It qualifies them to take the state professional licensing examination after completing the required internship. 

 

PROFESSIONAL MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE
Students in the Professional Program must take a minimum of 25 courses, typically four per term, including one design studio each term and the independent design thesis in the final term. The studio sequence, required technology and professional practice courses, and courses in history/theory and urbanism constitute a core that represents the foundational knowledge of the discipline. In addition to these required courses, each student must complete distribution requirements within the areas of history/theory and building technology. In order to encourage the development of an individual program of study, each student may select up to three elective courses that can be taken throughout the University with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.

PREREQUISITES (not required for admission but should be completed before matriculation)
One year of college level math
One year of college level physics
One year of architecture and art history course work

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
See Program Requirements worksheet

Design Studios and Seminars
ARC 501: Architecture Design Studio, fall - 6 credit hours
ARC 502: Architecture Design Studio, spring - 6 credit hours
ARC 503 or 504: Integrated Building Studio, fall or spring - 6 credit hours
Two (2) vertical studios (ARC 505A, B, or C and/or ARC 506A, B, or C) - 12 credit hours (6 hours/studio)
ARC 508: M.Arch Thesis Studio, spring - 6 credit hours
ARC 547: Introduction to Formal Analysis - 4 credit hours
One (1) design seminar elective - 4 hours

History and Theory
One (1) course with a focus in 18th/19th century architectural history - 4 credit hours
One (1) course with a focus in 20th century architectural history - 4 credit hours
One (1) course with a focus in urbanism and landscape architecture - 4 credit hours
Three (3) additional history and theory courses (any level) - 12 credit hours (4 credit hours/each)

Building Technology
ARC 509: Integrated Building Systems - 4 credit hours
ARC 510: Structural Analysis for Architecture - 4 credit hours
ARC 511: Structural Design - 4 credit hours
ARC 514: Environmental Engineering of Buildings, Part I - 4 credit hours
ARC 515: Environmental Engineering of Buildings, Part II - 4 credit hours
One (1) additional Building Technology course (any level) - 4 credit hours

Legal and Business
ARC 562: The Professional Practice of Architecture - 4 credit hours

Thesis Prep
ARC 530 - 4 credit hours

Electives
Three (3) courses (any department) - 12 credit hours

 

ADVANCED STANDING IN THE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (granted at the discretion of the admissions committee)
See Program Requirements Worksheet

Design Studios and Seminars
ARC 503 or 504: Integrated Building Studio, fall or spring - 6 credit hours
Two vertical studios (ARC 505A, B, or C and/or ARC 506A, B, or C) - 12 credit hours (6 credit hours/each)
ARC 508: M.Arch Thesis Studio - 6 credit hours

History and Theory
One course with a focus in 18th/19th century architectural history - 4 credit hours
One course with a focus in 20th century architectural history - 4 credit hours
One course with a focus in urbanism and landscape architecture - 4 credit hours
Two additional history and theory courses - 8 credit hours (4 hours/each)

Building Technology
ARC 511: Structural Design - 4 credit hours
ARC 515: Environmental Engineering of Buildings, Part II - 4 credit hours
One additional Building Technology course - 4 credit hours

Legal and Business
ARC 562: The Professional Practice of Architecture - 4 credit hours

Thesis Prep
ARC 530 - 4 credit hours

Electives
Two courses - 8 credit hours

 

 

 

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