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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.


The Master of Science in Architecture with a specialization Ecological Practices critically engages environmental systems, and examines the role that architecture and urbanism play in harnessing and stewarding them.

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.

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.

The Master of Science in Architecture with a specialization in real estate development is meant for practical application in the real estate development industry and related fields. Situated in the School of Architecture and Planning, the program balances theory and practice in a multidisciplinary curriculum to prepare the aspiring or advancing real estate professional for success in this rapidly evolving industry.

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.