Mar 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin 
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture MArch (3 1/2 Year Track)

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The 3½-year professional degree program is designed for students who have previously earned an undergraduate degree in an unrelated area of study. Under this program, the student spends the first 2½ years completing undergraduate prerequisite architectural core courses. The final year is similar to the final year of the Master of Architecture 5½-year degree which results in the accredited professional degree. Please see the Academic Calendar for application deadlines.

Total Credits - 102


A minimum of 14 credits of electives must be selected from ARCH, BSCM and INT courses.

Maintaining Academic Standing

  • No grade lower than C (2.00) in any course in the graduate portion of the program.
  • A student whose cumulative graduate GPA falls below 3.0 in any given term is placed on academic probation. A student is normally disqualified if they do not increase their graduate GPA to 3.0 during the academic term of probation.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to receive the Master of Architecture degree.

Admission Requirements

Application must be made online to the School of Graduate Studies & Research. In addition to meeting the application requirements of the School of Graduate Studies & Research, applicants should:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Submit an online application.
  • Submit a portfolio of work (this work need not be architectural in nature, it may include writing samples, drawings, photography, etc.) Original work will not be accepted.
  • The following prerequisite courses may be required at the discretion of the Admissions Committee:
  • Upon acceptance, graduate standards of scholarship apply to all coursework.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students should be able to:

  • Build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts.
  • Use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing, and modeling.
  • Comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, and materials, and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions.
  • Synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution.
  • Understand business principles for the practice of architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically, and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public.

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