The Master of Science in Architecture provides a flexible program through which students are immersed in special fields of research and practice related to architecture and the built environment.
For some students, the MS in Architecture is an opportunity to study and work in a professional field closely allied with architecture, following individually tailored curricula, such as Historic Preservation and Urban Design.
For other students, the degree allows for more open exploration of new concepts and methods of design. These include Ecological Practices, Inclusive Design, and Situated Technologies. Students may also custom-design a path of study, under faculty guidance, in interest areas and emerging fields, such as digital design and fabrication, facilities planning, and media arts.
Students need not have a background in architecture to be admitted—non-architects are encouraged to apply, as are those with an architecture or design background.
Please note: the MS in Architecture is not accredited and does not lead to licensure. (Students seeking professional licensure should pursue our accredited Master of Architecture degree).
The program consists of 48 credit hours of study, typically completed in three semesters, providing a path to advanced research or specialized practice.