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Master of Science in Architecture

Joyce Hwang's "Bat Tower" in Griffis Sculpture Park in Otto, NY. Her design reserach in ecological practices explores the possibilities of mutualism across the built and natural environments and human-animal co-habitation.

The Master of Science in Architecture program is designed for individuals who are interested in developing new vocabularies and methods of research in architecture and its allied professions. Applicants need not have a background in architecture to apply. The MS in Architecture is a non-accredited academic degree and does not lead to professional licensure.

Offering an open and flexible curriculum, the MS in Architecture allows students to pursue a particular research focus in architecture and intersecting disciplines as diverse as urban design and media studies. Typically completed in three semesters, the 48-credit hour MS in Architecture includes 30 credit hours of core courses and 18 credit hours of elective courses based on the student's specific areas of interest. A thesis is required for completion of the degree.

Learn more about opportunities to focus your MS in Architecture

For more information about program requirements and the MS in Architecture curriculum, please contact Shannon Phillips, assistant dean for graduate education: smp2@buffalo.edu.

Interested in a MS in Architecture?

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716-829-5224

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