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Graduate Curriculum and Courses

Master of Architecture (Track 1)

For students with a four-year undergraduate preprofessional degree in architecture (BEDA degree or equivalent).

Fall Semester

  • ARC 500 Arch. Design: Professional Studio – 6 credits
  • Major* – 3 credits
  • Major* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Spring Semester

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design – 6 credits
  • Major* – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

* Architecture Electives: 24 credits must include ARC 561 Professional Practice and may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

**If the faculty approves the student to undertake a Final Project, the student must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and will substitute ARC 598 Final Project Studio for the ARC 503 Studio in the last semester.

Fall Semester

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design – 6 credits
  • Major* or ARC 697 Final Project Research** – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Spring Semester

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design, or ARC 598 Final Project Studio** – 6 credits
  • Major* – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

* Architecture Electives: 24 credits must include ARC 561 Professional Practice and may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

**If the faculty approves the student to undertake a Final Project, the student must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and will substitute ARC 598 Final Project Studio for the ARC 503 Studio in the last semester.

Master of Architecture (Track 2)

For students with a five-year NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Required Courses

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design (Series)
  • ARC 697 Final Project Research in Architecture
  • ARC 598 Final Project Studio in Architecture (Preq. ARC 697)

Fall Semester

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design – 6 credits
  • Major* – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Spring Semester

  • ARC 697 Final Project Research** – 6 credits
  • Major* – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

* Architecture Electives: 18 credits may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

**Track 2 students must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and ARC 598 Final Project Studio in the last semester.

Fall Semester

  • ARC 598 Final Project Studio** – 6 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 9 credits

* Architecture Electives: 18 credits may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

**Track 2 students must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and ARC 598 Final Project Studio in the last semester.

Master of Architecture (Track 3)

For students without a pre-professional degree in architecture.

Summer II Semester

  • ARC 450 Architectural Drawing*** – 3 credits
  • ARC 451 Digital Representation*** – 3 credits

Total: 6 credits

Fall Semester

  • ARC 403 Arch. Design Fund.: Environment – 6 credits
  • ARC 211 Natural Systems and Architecture – 3 credits
  • ARC 241 Introduction to World Architecture – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Spring Semester

  • ARC 404 Arch Design Fund.: Form – 6 credits
  • ARC 232 Structures and Materials – 3 credits
  • ARC 242 History of Western Architecture – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

* Architecture Electives: 21 credits must include ARC 561 Professional Practice and may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

** If the faculty approves the student to undertake a Final Project, the student must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and will substitute ARC 598 Final Project Studio for the ARC 503 Studio in the last semester. *** Students may choose to take ARC 251 and ARC 450 in the Summer II Session that precedes the ARC 403 Studio (Fall Semester) or in the Fall (ARC 450) and Spring (ARC 251) Semesters of their first year.

Fall Semester

  • ARC 405 Arch. Design Fund.: Building Technology – 6 credits
  • ARC 331 Architectural Structures I – 3 credits
  • ARC 432 Architectural Construction Systems – 3 credits
  • ARC 441 History of Contemporary Architecture – 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Spring Semester

  • ARC 500 Architectural Design: Professional Studio – 6 credits
  • ARC 332 Architecture Structures II – 3 credits
  • ARC 414 Environmental Control Systems – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

* Architecture Electives: 21 credits must include ARC 561 Professional Practice and may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

** If the faculty approves the student to undertake a Final Project, the student must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and will substitute ARC 598 Final Project Studio for the ARC 503 Studio in the last semester. *** Students may choose to take ARC 251 and ARC 450 in the Summer II Session that precedes the ARC 403 Studio (Fall Semester) or in the Fall (ARC 450) and Spring (ARC 251) Semesters of their first year.

Fall Semester

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design – 6 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Spring Semester

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design – 6 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

* Architecture Electives: 21 credits must include ARC 561 Professional Practice and may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

** If the faculty approves the student to undertake a Final Project, the student must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and will substitute ARC 598 Final Project Studio for the ARC 503 Studio in the last semester. *** Students may choose to take ARC 251 and ARC 450 in the Summer II Session that precedes the ARC 403 Studio (Fall Semester) or in the Fall (ARC 450) and Spring (ARC 251) Semesters of their first year.

Fall Semester

  • ARC 503 Advanced Architectural Design – 6 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits
  • Architecture or College of Design Elective* – 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

* Architecture Electives: 21 credits must include ARC 561 Professional Practice and may include 6 credits taken from 400 level or above courses offered within the College of Design with LAR, ID, GD, or A+D prefixes. ARC courses must be at the 500 level or above.

** If the faculty approves the student to undertake a Final Project, the student must take ARC 697 Final Project Research as 3 credits of Architecture Elective and will substitute ARC 598 Final Project Studio for the ARC 503 Studio in the last semester. *** Students may choose to take ARC 251 and ARC 450 in the Summer II Session that precedes the ARC 403 Studio (Fall Semester) or in the Fall (ARC 450) and Spring (ARC 251) Semesters of their first year.