Master of Science in Architecture

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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. 

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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.

What will I be studying in the MS in Architecture Program

Master of Science in Architecture (MS Arch) Curriculum

Program Requirements (minimum of 48 total credits), including:

  • 4 credits of directed research (pre-thesis)
  • 7 credits of thesis
  • 12 credits of architecture graduate research group seminars
  • 15 credits of electives, which may include up to six credits of independent study and up to six credits of electives outside the department

 

Semester 1: Fall    
     
ARC 567 Directed Research 7
ARC xxx Technical Methods 3
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain 3
ARC xxx Elective  3
     
Total Semester Credits 16  
Semester 2: Spring    
     
ARC 567 Directed Research 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain 3
ARC xxx Technical Methods  3
ARC xxx Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16  
     
Semester 3: Fall    
     
ARC 699 Master’s Thesis 7
ARC xxx Elective  3
ARC xxx Elective 3
ARC xxx Elective 3
     
Total Semester Credits 16  
Total Required Credits 48  

Cost of study

Full-Time per Semester

Part-Time per Semester

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.

Learn more about opportunities to focus your MS in Architecture

Interested in a Master of Science in Architecture?

Would you like to learn more?

Contact:
Kevin P. Donovan
Director of Graduate Recruitment
129 Hayes Hall
716-829-5224
gradrecruitment@ap.buffalo.edu

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