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Degree Programs

M. Arch. III: 3½-Year Professional Program

M. Arch. III Curriculum

(105 credit-hour track)

The three-year professional program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree other than architecture. The program was established to bring in students from diverse academic backgrounds, offering a variety of perspectives, different intellectual viewpoints, experience, and maturity that can significantly enrich the teaching and learning culture of the department.

The M. Arch. III program is typically completed in three academic years, and three summer terms. Students in the program must complete both a written and a design thesis.

In the first year of the three-year program students learn the fundamentals of architectural design, technology, history, and theory, and also develop visual analysis and graphic communication skills. Design work from this first year will be reviewed by graduate faculty to determine eligibility to continue to the Second Year curriculum.

M. Arch. II: 2-Year Professional Program

M. Arch. II Curriculum

(60 credit-hour track)

The two-year professional program is designed for students with a preprofessional NAAB accredited architectural degree or its international equivalent. Exceptional candidates with non-accredited architectural degrees may be considered for admission to the M. Arch. II Program.

The M. Arch. II program is typically completed in two academic years, including one summer term. Students in the program must complete both a written and a design thesis.