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Master of Science in Architecture

MS in Architecture


The 1.5-year Master of Science in Architecture degree is designed for individuals who are interested in engaging research and specialized scholarship in architecture.

Applicants need not have a background in architecture to apply. The MS Architecture is a non-accredited academic degree and does not lead to professional licensure. Areas of concentration include but are not limited to inclusive design, historic preservation and situated technology.

Please contact Shannon Phillips, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education, for more information about the MS Architecture program requirements and curriculum.


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Open to students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in focused study of urban design and historic preservation in preparation for professional practice in the field.

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The Master of Science in Architecture with a specialization in Inclusive Design is intended for individuals who want to pursue a non-studio program of study at the advanced level. It enables students to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between inclusive design and the built environment. A total of 48 credit hours are required; 30 credit hours of these include required courses, and 18 are electives chosen by the student to enhance her/his specific areas of interest. A thesis is required for the completion of the degree. This degree is normally completed in three semesters. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in architecture or a field related to inclusive design.
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The Master of Science in Architecture with a specialization in Situated Technologies is a three-semester MS program. The degree program is designed to introduce graduates of programs in architecture, design and related fields to the analysis, design and interpretation of artifacts, spaces and media that are responsive to their context. Computational technology provides both a means and a medium for this research - an operative paradigm for articulating relations between people, information and the material fabric of everyday life.