MS in Architecture

College

  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Architecture & the Built Environment

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Type

  • On Campus

Curriculum

The full program is designed as a 36-credit curriculum and can be completed in one full year. Placement in the program with advanced standing is dependent on the previous education and experience of the student. The Program Director reviews each applicant’s academic and work history to determine specific placement in the program.

The core curriculum consists of 12 credits

  • Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design Studio (6)
  • Research Methods (3)
  • Principals and Methodologies of Sustainable Design (3)

Directed research consists of 12 credits

Four 3-credit courses: a combination of electives in concentration areas, embedded research experience or directed research in a focus area with an advisor

Thesis Project

Consists of 9 credits (two semesters)

 

Total Credit Hours: 36

Pre-Year One

SUMMER  

Major Core

  • Bridge Design Studio – basic design skills, conceptual thinking and communication (3)
    (students with an architecture degree or similar experience can apply for advanced standing for this course)

Year One

FALL

Major Core

  • Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design Studio (6)
  • Research Methods (3)
  • Principals and Methodologies of Sustainable Design (3)

SPRING

Major Core

  • Graduate Project (6)

Electives

  • Focus Elective (3)
  • Focus Elective or Internship Experience (3)

SUMMER

Major Core

  • Graduate Project (3)

Electives

  • Focus Elective (3)
  • Focus Elective or Internship Experience (3)