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Master of Advanced Architectural Studies program announced

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For questions, contact: Thomas Barrie

The School of Architecture at North Carolina State University (NC State) has launched a new post-professional degree program. The Master of Advanced Architectural Studies (MAAS) provides opportunities for specialized study in leading-edge areas of the built environment, and a platform to explore solutions to the crucial issues of the 21st century.

“The intersection of design and research found in the MAAS degree is central to the School of Architecture’s educational mission to promote growth and change in the discipline,” says School of Architecture Head David Hill, FAIA. MAAS is a flexible, self-directed, and individualized program that provides students with opportunities to engage in specialized studies. Students in the MAAS program work closely with a faculty advisor with expertise their area of study during the duration of their program. Students can work in one of the school’s four primary focus areas – City Design, Energy and Technology, History and Theory and Public Interest Design, or work with faculty in other specialized areas.

MAAS is for students who have earned a professional degree in architecture, or a degree in a related discipline.  According to Program Coordinator Thomas Barrie, FAIA, “MAAS is designed to be completed in two to three semesters, but students can accelerate completion by using credits from previous degree programs.” Teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. 

For more information and how to apply, go to NCStateMAAS.


About the School of Architecture

Since its founding, the School of Architecture has been a leader of innovation in design. Today that tradition continues with programs centered on design excellence and unique approaches to contemporary urban, environmental, and ethical challenges. Our fully accredited program provides a rigorous professional education paired with multidisciplinary and self-directed design and research opportunities.

About the NC State College of Design

The NC State College of Design prepares students for a career in design through interdisciplinary engagement, innovative exploration of technologies, and a core foundation of design thinking and practice. The College of Design offers undergraduate, graduate, doctor of design, and Ph.D. in design degrees and currently has over 900 enrolled students. NC State University is a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

In response to an ever-expanding global interest in all disciplines of design, the College’s curriculum incorporates relevant practices reflecting both the university’s Tier 1 Research status and its land-grant mission. Effective design requires attention and sensitivity to the social, economic, political, cultural, and behavioral understanding of the environment and people. Our graduate and undergraduate programs in Architecture, Art + Design, Design Studies, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Landscape Architecture are intended to develop a designer’s perception, knowledge, skills, and problem-solving abilities to develop design solutions for public interest and to serve the needs of all users and to impact the myriad of sustainable and life-quality problems across the globe.

About NC State University

As a research-extensive land-grant university, North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. By uniting our strength in science and technology with a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of disciplines, NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world.