The 3½-year professional degree program is designed for students who have previously earned an undergraduate degree that may be in an unrelated area of study. Under this option, 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.
*Students must apply and be accepted to the practicum program prior to registering for ARCH 594. ARCH 594 will satisfy 6 core credits (replacing ARCH 522 Visiting Critic/Topic Studio) and may satisfy architecture elective credits if registered for more than 6 credits.
Continued Graduate Enrollment Requirements
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.
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: