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Master of Architecture (3-year)

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M.Arch. Curriculum (3-year)

The curriculum is designed in 3 parts. The first 2 semesters plus 2 summer sessions offer an accelerated education in the foundations of architecture as a professional discipline. The second academic year emphasizes professional development, with the comprehensive studio as a capstone experience. The third and final year offers students a choice of options for an inquiry of enhanced depth typical in graduate education. This allows students to develop a specialization by the time they complete the professional degree. The timing of course offerings is subject to change. Please visit the school’s website for the most current information.

First Year, Summer Session      
ARCH 502 Accelerated Design I 6    
ARCH 613 Visual Thinking Studio I 3    
First Year, Fall Semester   First Year, Spring Semester  
ARCH 503 Accelerated Design II 6 ARCH 504 Accelerated Design III 6
ARCH 560 Site Planning for Architects 3 ARCH 540 History of Architecture I: Ancient and Medieval Architecture 3
ARCH 626 Building Technology I: Construction Systems and Assemblies 3 ARCH 524 Structures I
ARCH 665 History of Urban Design 3 ARCH 627 Building Technology II: Culture of Building Technology 3
    ARCH 530 Environmental Systems I 3
Second Year, Summer Session      
ARCH 505 Accelerated Design IV 6    
ARCH 690 Architectural Study Abroad 6    
Second Year, Fall Semester   Second Year, Spring Semester  
ARCH 608 Architectural Design V 6 ARCH 609 Comprehensive Studio 9
ARCH 624 Structures II 4 ARCH 542 History of Architecture III: Modern 3
ARCH 531 Environmental Systems II 3 ARCH 552 Ethics and Leadership in Professional Practice 3
ARCH 541 History of Architecture II: Renaissance to Enlightenment 3 Graduate elective 3
ARCH 658 Programming and Pre-Design Issues 3    
Third Year, Fall Semester   Third Year, Spring Semester  
ARCH 800-level course: Professional Option I (student choice) 6 ARCH 800-level course: Professional Option II 6
Architectural electives 9 Architectural electives 6

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