Our rigorous three-year curriculum covers the breadth of foundational knowledge required to become a professional architect, while embracing complex and urgent issues involving globalization, climate change, social equity, and new technologies. Our core curriculum synthesizes building technology and structures, critical representation, professional practice, environmental technologies, history, and theory with design. Elective courses broaden and deepen this foundational knowledge. Through the promotion of design exploration and independent thinking, we provide a strong base for a creative and meaningful professional life.
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We also offer an advanced standing M.Arch, which may be completed in two years instead of three. Students are admitted to this program on a case-by-case basis by the director of graduate studies. To be considered for advanced standing, applicants must have a pre-professional BS in architecture or equivalent degree; completed at least one course in structures, materials and methods, and environmental technologies; and at least four semesters of architecture design studios. Post-professional applicants with a B.Arch may also be admitted to the two-year path, with the possibility to replace certain requirements with electives.
Master of Architecture Degree
The M.Arch degree offers standard pacing for the majority of graduate students and accelerated pacing for students who are granted Advanced Standing.
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As an M.Arch student, you also have the option to concurrently pursue one of our three Master of Science in Architecture degree tracks: