Master Degree in Architecture in USA

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Master in Architecture programs at universities and colleges in the USA are ideal for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field and would like to add a competitive edge to their qualifications. From Regional and City Planning to Real Estate Development, from Transportation Planning and Engineering to Construction Management and more, programs within the Master in Architecture academic area serve a wide range of professional aspirations. Universities in the USA welcome both recent graduates from bachelor's programs, as well as working professionals seeking a career change or promotion.

Offered on a part time or full time basis, Master in Architecture programs are offered at a number of schools across the USA, in California, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and more. Programs typically last two to three years and culminate with a thesis project, which is assigned to be completed by an individual student or a group. Financial aid is available at some institutions in the USA for Master of Architecture students, and there are also other opportunities to apply for financial aid through public or private organizations.

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Master of Architecture

Drury University
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Springfield

Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. The required architecture courses are integrated with the liberal arts curriculum of the university. The objective of this integrated curriculum approach is preparation for professional architectural practice within the broadest possible educational context. The first two years of the five-year program are considered the pre-professional years. Enrollment in the first year of the pre-professional program is limited based upon high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. During the first two years of this program coursework includes a liberal arts body of knowledge in collaboration with drawing, design, history and theory, computer graphics and technology. Students who successfully complete these initial studies continue on to the professional program to continue advanced courses in architecture and the Engaging Our World (EOW) curriculum for the concluding three years. Within the professional program, students must choose an area of concentration from three broad categories: Design Theory and History; Technology and Sustainability; or Urban and Regional Studies. Alternatively, students may propose and individually defined concentration that may be suited to the student's interests and career goals. Included in the 170 credit hours is a foreign study experience, a community design effort, summer coursework and a summer internship. The foreign study may be taken either as a semester abroad at the Drury Center in Greece, or through an alternate summer study abroad program. The community design project is taken through the Center for Community Studies (CCS). The internship is an opportunity for each student to work in the profession. Students can also explore other fields and complete, concurrently, majors and minors in the humanities, the sciences, business administration, and the visual and performing arts. Co-curricular activities such as the Convocation lecture series, architecture lecture series, art and architecture exhibitions, student-designed and built community projects, and travel expeditions to surrounding states contribute to a rich and meaningful educational experience. The faculty has a strong commitment to teaching and to nurturing individual student development. There is also a strong collaboration with the American Institute of Architects Springfield Chapter. The Hammons School of Architecture facility, constructed in 1991, is an exceptional structure that provides the proper setting for this unique educational experience. The heart of the building consists of the welcoming studio environment supported by computers, classrooms and a well-equipped shop. The 250-seat auditorium is used for academic, professional and public functions that make the school an important cultural center in Southwest Missouri. The National Architectural Accrediting Board requests that each student be advised of the following: In the United States, most state architecture registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. The next accreditation visit for the program is in 2016. 100 Level Courses: Introduction to Architecture Architectural Design II: Proportion, Scale and Space Architectural Representation Why Buildings Matter Why Cities Matter 200 Level Courses: Architectural Design III: Concept, Environment and Site Architectural Design IV: Human Needs and Activities Introduction to Computers in Architecture Introduction to Building Systems Structures I History of Architecture, Urbanism and Art I History of Architecture, Urbanism and Art II Theories of Architecture 300 Level Courses: Architectural Design V: Synthesis Structures II Environmental Systems I History of Modern Architecture Design/Build Special Project BIM and Advanced Computer Modeling 400 Level Courses: Architectural Design VI: Community Studies Architectural Design VII: Urban Context Travel Journal: Mediterranean Cultures Professional Communication Journaling: Urban Form in the Global Context Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy Culture and Place: The Theoretical and Historical Context Architecture Internship Facility Programming Research Master of Architecture Courses 500 Level Courses: Architectural Design VII: Comprehensive Studio Architectural Design IX: Exploration Architectural Design X: Thesis Architecture Topics: Technology and Sustainability Environmental Systems II Structures III Architecture Topics: Design Theory and History Architecture Senior Seminar Professional Practice Architecture Topics: Urban and Regional Studies Selected Topics Research [-]

M.Arch 1

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 3 years September 2016 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making. [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making. Open to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field of study, the M.Arch 1 program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first two years, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the third year. The curriculum is horizontally integrated and vertically progressive, starting with a four-semester core sequence in which students develop a framework for the discipline and a strong foundation for critical inquiry and experimentation. Each semester’s design studio is integrally linked with courses in visual, cultural, and applied studies, giving insights into the relationship between architecture and technological advances, representation, and social change. With each progressive semester, students become more sophisticated in addressing complex architectural issues while testing their own intellectual and design convictions. Upon completion of the core sequence, students are invited to choose from a variety of advanced studios and seminars in which they investigate the latest innovations in technology, advance new approaches to design analysis, and innovate through applied research. The program puts a particular emphasis on the production of architecture, and the ways in which making produces a unique intelligence in the field. Students complete their studies with a thoroughly researched independent architectural thesis, which they present in a public exhibition. The M.Arch 1 program is accredited by NAAB (the National Architectural Accrediting Board). [-]

M.Arch 2

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field. Open to applicants with a minimum of a four-year degree in architecture, or its equivalent abroad, the program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first year, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the second year. Students are introduced to advanced critical perspectives on contemporary architectural issues and examine the complex and shifting relationships between architecture and cultural, political, economic, and social change. The program operates as a laboratory to identify new possibilities for the integration of emerging techniques and technologies. Students learn the latest developments in fabrication and gain an understanding of design methodologies and their historical and contemporary contexts. Upon completing the three-term core sequence, they may choose from a variety of vertical studios and elective seminars. Students complete their studies with a thoroughly researched independent architectural thesis, which they present in a public exhibition. [-]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning

Eastern Washington University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Spokane

Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation and world. Thus, planning provides a unique occupational avenue for those who desire a role in shaping a better future... [+]

Many social, physical, economic, technical and political issues in society cry out for definition and resolution. Among these are: The decline in central cities; The deterioration of neighborhoods; Inefficient and inequitable taxing and regulatory policies; Congestion and other problems of accessibility; The impact of growth and change; An erosion of natural resources; and Inefficient or absent human services. Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation and world. Thus, planning provides a unique occupational avenue for those who desire a role in shaping a better future. The goal of EWU's Urban and Regional Planning program is to train competent professionals for careers in planning. To achieve this goal, the department stresses the acquisition of practical, analytical and organizational skills designed to aid the student in analyzing problems and organizing community activities to help solve problems. The combination of classroom instruction and applied planning field projects develops professional competence and ensures that each student has the requisite abilities to function within the profession after leaving the program. The department takes particular pride in having the only accredited undergraduate planning degree in the Northwest and one of only 16 in the nation. What are the degree options? The Department of Planning and Public Administration offers Master of Urban and Regional Planning What can I do with my degree? The long-range job outlook for urban and regional planners is good. There is an expanding need for planners in the private sector including consulting firms, land development companies and large corporations involved in land management and location analysis. Planners are also found in non-profit organizations involved in community problem solving. These positions complement more traditional jobs in the public sector including those dealing with comprehensive planning, land use regulation and transportation systems management. The Department takes an active role in placing students and is proud of its continuing success in finding positions for its graduates. Agencies and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest compliment the program for producing graduates who need little additional training to assume their employment responsibilities. Admission Requirements General Admissions Information for Master in Urban and Regional Planning Admission requirements of the MURP program include those required by the graduate school as well as the following: Two letters of recommendation submitted to the planning graduate advisor of the Department of Planning and Public Administration. Both letters should be from instructors familiar with the applicant's undergraduate or, where applicable, graduate academic record. In the event the applicant has professional planning experience, letters may come from a supervisor or person familiar with planning work of the applicant. All applicants shall also submit a personal letter of intent explaining why they wish to study planning and outlining their educational and career goals. All applicants for the program must have completed a class in statistics prior to entry into the program or complete a course while in the program. In the latter case, the credits for the class will not be included in the 72 credits required for the degree. What will I study? The master of Urban and Regional Planning degree requires the completion of 72 total credits. Theory/Philosophy PLAN 501 Foundations of Planning (5) PLAN 502 Advanced Community Development (5) PLAN 508 Reflective Planning Theory (3) Administrative/Management PLAN 505 Planning Implementation and Law (5) PLAN 509 Professional Planning Practice (2) Methods/Techniques PLAN 503 Planning Methods I (5) PLAN 504 Planning Methods II (5) PLAN 506 Planning Methods III (5) Applied Synthesis PLAN 507 Advanced Planning Studio (5) PLAN 591 Research Project Preparation (1) PLAN 601 Research Project (5) Specialization or Generalist Electives (26 credits) Specialization or Generalist Electives (26 credits) Every student must either take courses in one of the specialty areas listed below or take PLAN 440, Land Use Planning and at least two of the following courses: PLAN 510 Community Facilities Planning (5) PLAN 570 Environmental Planning (5) PLAN 551 Transportation Planning (5) PLAN 460 Urban Design (3) SPECIALIZATION Students selecting a specialization must complete the core of a specialization, under advisement from their committee select the majority of their remaining electives from courses that support their area of specialization and do their research paper in the specialty area. The following list indicates the core of each specialty area. Tribal Planning PLAN 570 Environmental Planning (5) PLAN 540 Land Use Planning (5) PLAN 523 American Indian Planning (3) PLAN 530 Contemporary American Indian Planning (3) PLAN 531 Census Data and Tribal Planning (2) PLAN 532 American Indian Economic Development (3) PLAN 533 American Indian Law PLAN 560 American Indian Planning Studio Environmental Planning PLAN 570 Environmental Planning (5) PLAN 571 Environmental Impact Statements (3) PLAN 435 Hazards Planning (2) PLAN 540 Land Use Planning (5) PLAN 542 Sustainable Communities (3) Small Town Planning PLAN 510 Community Facilities Planning (5) PLAN 540 Land Use Planning (5) PLAN 448 Main Street Programs (2) PLAN 572 Rural and Small Town Planning (3) PLAN 473 Planning in the Western U.S. (3) PLAN 514 Local Economic Development Planning (3) [-]

Master in Architecture

Academy of Art University
Campus Full time September 2016 USA San Francisco

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. Through knowledgeable and practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, who have the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society. M. Arch Track I Unit Requirements Major 48 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 9 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval Architecture M. Arch Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units (Track I) or 87 units (Track II) M. Arch Track II Unit Requirements Major 66 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 15 units TOTAL 87 units *Per director approval MARCH Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Design: Demonstrate development of design exploration and understanding throughout the program Visual Communication: Visually communicate ideas through hand sketching/ drawing, including hand drawn concept sketches, design process sketches and diagrams Visually communicate ideas through architectural drawings (digital or otherwise): site plan, plan, section, elevation, and 3D representation Produce accurate physical models of design ideas Written Communication: Effectively summarize the project and process in a well-crafted proposal and thesis book Presentation Skills: Professionally present the thesis proposal and final project Building Systems, Materials and Methods: Demonstrate understanding of material systems and construction details Demonstrate understanding of building systems (including structural systems, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems) Demonstrate understanding of environmental control systems Demonstrate understanding of building codes and accessibility Apply sustainability concepts in their project Thesis Proposal Development: Clearly define the mission of their project Present research that defines the need and desirability of the project Provide a profile of the user group Comprehensively define and analyze the proposed site area and its context Present and analyze relevant precedents for the project Develop a general project concept related to the site analysis and program Effectively present the suitability of the proposed program on the proposed site Produce a spatial/ functional program online Thesis Project: Produce a comprehensive architectural and building solution to the mission statement Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to: Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Master in Urban Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Savannah

Not only are we the only art and design university in the U.S. to offer a Master of Urban Design degree, we do it all in the midst of one of the most celebrated city plans in the world. Beyond your homebase in Savannah, you may also study for a quarter or more at our locations in Atlanta, Lacoste and Hong Kong, where you can observe first-hand how cities grow and function in different contexts and on different continents. [+]

Plan your future in urban design Not only are we the only art and design university in the U.S. to offer a Master of Urban Design degree, we do it all in the midst of one of the most celebrated city plans in the world. Beyond your homebase in Savannah, you may also study for a quarter or more at our locations in Atlanta, Lacoste and Hong Kong, where you can observe first-hand how cities grow and function in different contexts and on different continents. We give you all of the tools you'll need to thrive as an urban designer, making cityscapes more beautiful, more functional and more vibrant. Master of urban design Available at: - Savannah ARCH 765 Emerging Urban Issues ARLH 739 Urban Form and Civic Ideals through History ELDS 720 Geospatial Analysis and Digital Design for Urban Environments HIPR 726 Revitalizing Downtowns URBA 709 Graduate Urban Design Studio I: Placemaking at the Neighborhood Scale URBA 719 Real Estate Regulation and Finance URBA 725 Urban Ecology URBA 729 Graduate Urban Design Studio II: The Scale of Town and City URBA 739 Economics of Urban and Regional Development URBA 759 Graduate Urban Design Studio III: The Region and Metropolis URBA 769 Urban Design Research Seminar URBA 779F Graduate Field Internship* URBA 779T Graduate Teaching Internship* URBA 791 Graduate Urban Design Studio IV: Thesis I - Research and Conceptual Design URBA 792 Graduate Urban Design Studio V: Thesis II - Design Development and Final Exposition — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in urban design Become an ecologist. Become a facilitator. Become a real estate developer. Urban designers investigate and implement sustainable strategies for the neighborhood, city and mega-city. They consider historical patterns of urban settlement and form-making, contemporary forces impacting cities worldwide, and the legal and financial framework of urban development. Launch your career as a professional: City planner Real estate developer Transportation planner Urban designer Planning and development manager Zoning administrator Ecologist Facilitator Environmental planner [-]

Master in Historic Preservation

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Savannah

As a student of historic preservation at SCAD, you will benefit from the only historic preservation program in the country that offers immersive experiences in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with the largest faculty dedicated to preservation education. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. Preserve the past while securing your future As a student of historic preservation at SCAD, you will benefit from the only historic preservation program in the country that offers immersive experiences in the U.S., Europe and Asia, with the largest faculty dedicated to preservation education. Pursue your passion at a school that has been on the vanguard of preservation for more than three decades, adaptively reusing nearly 100 historic facilities around the world that will serve as your exclusive living laboratory. M.A. in historic preservation Available at: - Savannah - eLearning ARLH 501 History of Modern Architecture* HIPR 501 Communication for the Preservationist* HIPR 502 The Technology of Historic Structures* HIPR 701 Preservation History and Theory HIPR 703 Preservation Law and Advocacy HIPR 704 Preservation Economics and Development HIPR 706 Preservation Research and Survey HIPR 709 Preservation Science: Laboratory Methods and Analysis HIPR 716 Building Assessment I: Research, Analysis and Interpretation HIPR 734 Preservation Rehabilitation HIPR 749 Historic Preservation M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in historic preservation Available at: - Savannah ARLH 501 History of Modern Architecture* HIPR 501 Communication for the Preservationist* HIPR 502 The Technology of Historic Structures* HIPR 701 Preservation History and Theory HIPR 703 Preservation Law and Advocacy HIPR 704 Preservation Economics and Development HIPR 706 Preservation Research and Survey HIPR 709 Preservation Science: Laboratory Methods and Analysis HIPR 712 Digital Innovation and Application for Historic Preservation HIPR 716 Building Assessment I: Research, Analysis and Interpretation HIPR 734 Preservation Rehabilitation HIPR 755 Preservation Philosophy and Criticism HIPR 757 Preservation Restoration HIPR 765 Preservation Seminar HIPR 779F Graduate Field Internship† HIPR 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† HIPR 791 Historic Preservation M.F.A. Thesis I: Research and Analysis HIPR 792 Historic Preservation M.F.A. Thesis II: Development and Presentation — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in historic preservation Become a preservationist. Become a conservator. Become a restoration artisan. SCAD has been in the vanguard of preservation for more than three decades. From adaptively reusing nearly 100 historic facilities around the world and being the only historic preservation program in the country to offer immersive studies in the U.S., Europe and Asia, to receiving honors from UNESCO, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Congress for the New Urbanism and others, SCAD is global in its presence, influence and impact. Launch your career as a professional: City and regional preservation planner or researcher Digital cultural heritage specialist Preservation design consultant Historic site supervisor Museum administrator or curator Restoration artisan Historic materials conservator Historic preservation officer Downtown development director And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: US/ICOMOS Architectural Digest Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery Colonial Williamsburg New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Historic Denver Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans Archibald Smith Plantation House North Carolina Historic Preservation [-]

Master in Architecture

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Savannah

At SCAD, your architecture degree comes with a robust array of opportunities. You can intern in the thriving marketplace of Atlanta. You can take in the European influence while studying at SCAD Lacoste. [+]

Architecture and the built environment At SCAD, your architecture degree comes with a robust array of opportunities. You can intern in the thriving marketplace of Atlanta. You can take in the European influence while studying at SCAD Lacoste. You can experience the architecture of the world city during a three-week immersion in Hong Kong. And you can do it all from a base in Savannah, home to one of the most celebrated urban plans in the world and a cityscape of both historic and contemporary architecture. Professional master of architecture Available at: - Savannah ARCH 706 Architectural Practices ARCH 717 Graduate Architecture Studio I: Urban Design and Development ARCH 719 Structures: Lateral Forces ARCH 727 Graduate Architecture Studio II: Comprehensive Design and Programming ARCH 737 Graduate Architecture Studio III: Comprehensive Detailing and Systems ARCH 745 Graduate Seminar in Architecture ARCH 747 Graduate Architecture Studio IV: Interdisciplinary Focus ARCH 779F Graduate Field Internship¶ ARCH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship¶ ARCH 798 Graduate Architecture Studio: Thesis I - Developing Concept, Context and Program ARCH 799 Graduate Architecture Studio: Thesis II - Design Detailing and Final Exposition ELDS 727 Advanced Digital Applications for Practice and Project Management — 500- to 700-level ARCH, ARLH or ARTH elective — 500- to 700-level HIPR or URBA elective — 500- to 700-level diversified elective** — 500- to 700-level diversified elective** — 500- to 700-level diversified elective** — Directed elective — Focused elective Total course of study: 90 hours* Careers in architecture Become an architect. Become a construction manager. Become a site planner. Become a building designer. SCAD molds professionals who consider a range of issues — from the social to the sustainable — as they create and renew the buildings and spaces in which people work, gather, play and live. Launch your career as a professional: Architect Building manager Computer modeler Construction manager Real estate developer Landscape architect Site planner Public works/building services architect Lighting and acoustical designer And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: American Institute of Architects BBG-BBGM Fentress Architects Greenline Architecture Limited Brands Niles Bolton Associates Perkins Eastman Sottile & Sottile Walt Disney World [-]

M.F.A. in Architectural History

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2016 USA Savannah

SCAD is one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history, and our flagship location among one of the best-preserved urban landscapes in the country makes Savannah the prime setting for exploring this craft. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. Uncover the human experience through architectural history SCAD is one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history, and our flagship location among one of the best-preserved urban landscapes in the country makes Savannah the prime setting for exploring this craft. Take advantage of a curriculum that covers all major historical periods in Western and global traditions, the opportunity to travel abroad to a perfectly preserved medieval village, and coveted internships and resources at your fingertips. The vast world of architectural history awaits. M.F.A. in architectural history Available at: - Savannah ARLH 700 Research Methods in Architectural History ARLH 705 Architectural History Methodology and Historiography ARLH 770 Documenting and Interpreting the Built Environment ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship* ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship* ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship† ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† ARLH 787 Directed Research in Architectural History ARLH 790 Architectural History M.F.A. Thesis CLC 580 Collaboration — 700-level ARLH elective: Analysis of the American hemisphere — 700-level ARLH elective: Analyzing modernity — 700-level ARLH elective: Evaluating pre-Modern traditions — 700-level ARLH elective: Investigation of the non-Western world — 700-level ARLH seminar — 700-level ARLH elective‡ — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — 700-level School of Building Arts elective — 500- to 700-level diversified elective — 500- to 700-level studio elective — 500- to 700-level studio elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in architectural history Become an heritage consultant. Become an architectural critic. Become a cultural resources coordinator. Architectural historians conduct research and evaluation, help manage and preserve historic artifacts, and provide preservation oversight to help restore and maintain the integrity of architectural treasures and their communities. They study the history of architecture all over the world and are thoughtful interpreters of the built environment as it relates to society. Launch your career as a professional: Historical site manager or curator Heritage consultant Architectural critic Preservation administrator Cultural resources coordinator Historic foundation manager Architectural researcher and evaluator Administrator or consultant for heritage organization [-]

Master of Architecture

Lawrence Technological University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 USA Southfield + 1 more

Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Architecture combines theory with practice and emphasizes the integration of technical, social, and environmental ideals in architecture. [+]

Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Architecture combines theory with practice and emphasizes the integration of technical, social, and environmental ideals in architecture. The Master of Architecture program offers you the academic credentials for professional licensing and admission to the field of architecture. It prepares students for lifelong learning through critical practice and aims to develop architects who are committed to creative inquiry, critical thinking, innovative design, evocative communication, and professional leadership. Program Overview The Master of Architecture is a four-semester degree program that combines a core of professional studies with interdisciplinary electives in a practice profile you select. Program course work encompasses advanced design studios taught by a vibrant faculty and a Critical Practice studio, led by a nationally recognized practitioner. Core and elective courses cover theory, research, practice, and management, led by faculty experienced in each area. Practice Profiles Students elect to focus on one or more of the following subject areas in studio and elective courses as they construct their own personal practice profile. Culture Ecology Energy Globalism Health Management Technology Urbanism Admission Options Pre-Professional Entry Students with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture may complete as few as 36 credits for the Master of Architecture. Transfer Entry (3+) Students with more than 30 college credits, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree in a non-architecture discipline may complete 89 to 138 credits for the Master of Architecture. Online Option Highly motivated students located outside of southeast Michigan may apply to Lawrence Tech’s online Master of Architecture program and complete 33 credits of upper-division course work in an online format [-]

Master of Urban Design

UNC Charlotte - School of Architecture
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2016 USA Charlotte + 1 more

The <strong>Master of Urban Design (MUD) degree program</strong> is an applied research and design degree for students who complete a bachelor's degree in architecture, planning, landscape, or another related disciplines. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. The Master of Urban Design (MUD) degree program is an applied research and design degree for students who complete a bachelor's degree in architecture, planning, landscape, or another related disciplines. A broad and inclusive admissions policy is used to attract a cross-disciplinary group of students pursuing professional and academic opportunities as well as mid-career enhancement, and to meet a growing demand for expertise in urban design in the global urban society. The program is designed to fit the needs of both full-time and part-time students. The MUD program aims to engage the complex issues faced by contemporary towns and cities, which are being transformed by shifting demographics, global capital, information technology, and environmental sustainability. The MUD program is built on the premise that urban design is a fusion of physical design, policy and implementation strategies. It mediates the professional disciplines of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, development, and engineering that together shape our urban environment. Thus it constructs collaborations between these specialists and the citizens affected by urban development and redevelopment. The MUD program takes the Charlotte metropolitan region as a laboratory while simultaneously reexamining issues on the national and global scales through an integrated summer travel-design experience abroad. The program is housed in the University’s Center City Building in uptown Charlotte, which is also home to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the School of Architecture’s own City Building Lab, which provides an important contact for students to engage in funded research projects with the faculty and organizations beyond the campus. Students entering the MUD program with a professional degree in architecture can earn IDP credits towards architectural licensure. Curriculum The MUD program requires 36-credits, which can be completed in twelve months (fall-spring-summer) by full time students. Each of the three semesters includes 6-hours of studio and two 3-hour seminar courses. Applicants with no previous design training are required to enroll in an extra 3-credit hour summer Basics course prior to fall enrollment. To accommodate part-time students, courses can be taken in independent 3 and 6-hr increments, but full-time attendance is required for the final summer semester, including the 5-week travel immersion experience. International Study Experience The MUD program includes an integrated 5-week summer international travel-design immersion experience. In recent years, students have traveled to multiple cities in China to study high-density urbanism, historic regeneration, and new town movements. During the summers of 2015 through 2017, students will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to study hyper-density, verticality, infrastructure, and sustainability in urban design - all issues critical to the revitalization and expansion of urban centers. Dual Degree Options For full-time students with a four-year undergraduate degree in architecture, the MUD program also offers dual degrees with the two-year Master of Architecture (MII-track) professional program at UNC Charlotte. This dual degree can normally be completed in three academic years. Opportunities also exist for additional dual degree options with other UNC Charlotte graduate programs in Geography (Community Planning) and in Business Administration (Real Estate). Students enrolled in the three-year Master of Architecture (MI-track) program may also add the MUD degree to their architecture degree at the end of their program with a separate application submitted during the last year of their architecture studies. The enrollment period for these two degrees comprises 4 calendar years with two summer sessions. Students enrolled in the 5th year of the BArch program at UNC Charlotte may also enroll in the 12-month MUD Program through an expedited application process in the spring semester of their fifth year. This allows students to obtain a professional architecture qualification and a post-professional urban design qualification within a two calendar year period. BArch students must take the GRE exam during the spring semester as an application requirement. The separate portfolio submission may be waived. [-]

Master of Architecture

UNC Charlotte - School of Architecture
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2016 USA Charlotte + 1 more

Students who pursue this academic program range from those who are seeking a career change to those who wanted to pursue a liberal arts undergraduate academic program prior to embarking upon architectural studies. [+]

Program Overview The MArch I program is a NAAB-accredited professional degree designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than architecture (such as Business, Engineering, Political Science, etc). Students who pursue this academic program range from those who are seeking a career change to those who wanted to pursue a liberal arts undergraduate academic program prior to embarking upon architectural studies. The M.Arch II program is a NAAB-accredited professional degree designed for students who have already completed a four-year undergraduate BA or BS in Architecture. Curriculum Students admitted to the MArch I program complete a full-time, three-plus-year, 96-credit curriculum that begins in the second session of the summer semester. In the first year of the MArch I program, students acquire the fundamentals of visual and spatial design, conceptualization, problem solving, and material and environmental influences. In addition to design studio, students take introductory coursework in architectural history and theory, building technology, and representation. In the second year students join incoming MArch II students to complete a curriculum consisting of a comprehensive architectural design project, which includes an advanced-design studio coupled with courses in contemporary theory, building technology, computational methods, design methodology, and architectural electives. In the third year, students complete a research-driven graduate design studio, and a research or design-based thesis, along with courses in architectural research, professional practice, and additional architectural electives. Students admitted to the MArch II program complete a two-year 60-credit curriculum that begins in the fall semester. The duration of graduate study for MArch II students may vary according to prior preparation and course work in architecture, including the fundamentals of visual and spatial design, conceptualization and problem solving, as well as introductory coursework in architectural history and theory, building technology and representation. In the first year of the MArch II program, students complete a curriculum consisting of a comprehensive architectural design project, and an advanced-design studio coupled with courses in contemporary theory, building technology, computational methods, design methodology, and architectural electives. In the second year, students complete a research-driven graduate design studio, and a research or design-based thesis, along with courses in architectural research, professional practice, and additional architectural electives. Admissions and Prerequisites Students applying to the MII track have already acquired the fundamentals of visual and spatial design, problem solving, conceptualization and introductory coursework in architectural history and theory, building technology, and visual skills. Expected Entry-Level Competencies for MArch.II Candidates include: A minimum of six semesters of architectural design studios; A minimum of two semesters of architectural history and/or theory courses; A minimum of four semesters of building technology courses equivalent to the following School of Architecture courses (ARCH 5301: Material and Assembly Principles, ARCH 5302: Environmental Systems Principles, ARCH 5303: Structural Principles, and ARCH 5304: Structural Systems). If applicants accepted to the MArch II program are found deficient in entry-level competencies, they will be required to enroll in additional course work beyond the required 60 credit hours to complete their degree. To ensure that incoming students are evaluated appropriately, the School of Architecture may request from applicants to the MArch II program the submission of course descriptions and syllabi of architecture courses passed and completed that satisfy the entry-level competencies. Dual Degree Options In addition to the SoA dual degrees in Architecture / Urban Design and in Architecture / Computer Science-Information Technology, students applying to the MArch II may choose to pursue a dual degree in another discipline within the university. The most frequent examples include dual master's degrees in Architecture / Geography (Community Planning) or in Architecture / Business (Real Estate Development). Dual master degrees can be obtained under the guidelines of the Graduate School and by special arrangement between the School of Architecture and another university unit. Students may also elect to study in our 3-year dual masters program with Tongji University in Shanghai, China. This program is designed for MArch degree seeking students who wish to obtain a professional Chinese architecture degree as well as an NAAB accredited Masters. In addition to the standard MArch I or II degree curriculum, students engage an additional year of study in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University, one of the top ranking architectural programs in China. Students engage fall and spring architecture and planning coursework (taught in English) as well as Chinese language seminars. The program also features a summer internship in Shanghai. If a student is interested in pursuing a dual master's degree in architecture and another discipline, a proposal must be submitted by the student to the Graduate Coordinators of both programs within the first semester of enrollment for review. Acceptance into the Master of Architecture program at UNC Charlotte does not guarantee admittance to the other graduate programs within the university. [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months September 2016 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence. Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer of the second year, students can study at a summer intensive program in New York City or in one of our “Three Cities” global study programs. The design focus of the third year includes both our Integrative Studio, designed to synthesize knowledge garnered across the curriculum in a highly detailed building design, and a faculty directed research project defined and developed by the student in tandem with faculty advisors. A rich array of professional and history electives allows students to study specific topics in seminars and lecture courses. DIRECTED RESEARCH At Syracuse Architecture, the completion of a directed research project is required for award of the M.Arch degree. Students’ capstone experience in the M.Arch. degree embraces the complex multi-disciplinary nature of architectural projects in the 21st century by providing a framework for students to explore individual research + design interests around a series of topics supported by faculty expertise from across the university. Led by School of Architecture faculty, small groups of students working in these shared topic areas are given the opportunity to advance their work in the kinds of multi-disciplinary contexts and conversations that drive innovative practice today. Through the Directed Research experience, we seek to prepare students to seek, initiate, and lead these conversations upon graduation. Admissions The Master of Architecture is a first-professional program open to applicants with undergraduate degrees in any field. Students entering with degrees in architecture or environmental studies are eligible for up to one year of advanced standing in the program. Students in the M.Arch program are required to participate in full-time study and must enter the program during the fall semester. [-]

Master of Architecture (M.Arch I)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2017 USA Troy

The master of architecture graduate program is a three and one half year program leading to a NAAB accredited professional degree in architecture. [+]

Still Accepting Applications for May 2015 The practice of architecture in the 21st century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues. In response, our top-tier NAAB accredited program offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum comprised of digital design, emerging fabrication technologies, environmental simulation software, new materials, and the opportunity to engage in a range of cross-disciplinary collaborations. Situated within the oldest technological institute in the us, the program draws upon a vast resource of science and engineering expertise in support of the school’s commitment to architecture as a project of interdisciplinary and social engagement. We envision the future of architecture transformed by a new generation of design research, creativity, innovation and new methodologies in the service of a socially vibrant and sustainable built environment. Master of Architecture The Master of Architecture graduate program is a three and one half year program leading to a NAAB accredited professional degree in architecture. The program is open to applicants with a baccalaureate or equivalent degree in any discipline or field of study. Students come from the full range of liberal arts, design, science and engineering disciplines and are able to show evidence of analytical and creative skills. The first year of the curriculum constitutes the core foundation of design, technology, history and critical theory courses. The second two years of the curriculum build on the foundation with integrated advanced design studios and seminars. M.Arch Advanced Standing The M.Arch graduate program allows students holding a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree to be considered for advanced standing. Upon review of transcript and portfolio, successful candidates may have up to two design studios waived. The academic advisor and faculty members will review additional course waiver requests. The program begins with advanced design studios and seminars in the fall semester. Coursework opportunities include concentrations in built ecologies, lighting and acoustics. A candidate admitted with advanced standing normally completes degree requirements within two years of full time enrollment. Master of Architecture I - Professional Program The curriculum for this professional degree program parallels the B.Arch. program, albeit in an accelerated manner. It features a distinct pedagogical core through an advanced history and theory course sequence. On average, this degree is completed in three and a half years (one summer plus three academic years). The M.Arch.I degree provides a balanced education in architectural design, history, theory, and technology. As a professional program, it centers on the design studio where projects address myriad design issues through multiple strategies ranging from the design of carefully crafted objects to architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) accredits the Rensselaer School of Architecture’s Master of Architecture three and a half-year program. [-]

Master of Architecture II

The Cooper Union
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2016 USA New York

The Master of Architecture II post-professional degree program was launched in 2009 to extend the vision and intellectual rigor of the undergraduate program. [+]

Best Masters in Architecture in USA 2016/2017. Master of Architecture II THE MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE II PROGRAM WILL EXPAND TO TWO STUDIOS FOR THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR. In addition to the existing curriculum of Advanced Design Studio work that culminates in a design-research Thesis project, the Criticism, History and Theory concentration will offer a intensive one-year immersion in the criticism, history and theory of architecture. Emphasis is placed on approaches to architectural analysis and history, the role and contemporary relevance of theory, and the relations between theory and design. Seminars will offer students preparation for careers in journalism, teaching, and eventual doctoral studies, with a broad understanding of the cultural conditions of architectural production and a concentration on excellence in writing. Analysis studios provide a deep insight into the formal and programmatic diversity of historical and contemporary architecture, the process of design, and potential avenues for new approaches towards theory and practice. A required emphasis in Urbanism or Technologies of Representation allows for deeper investigation into specific areas of historical or contemporary architectural theory. Faculty directly engaged with the Master of Architecture II program (in studios and seminars) include Diana Agrest, who directs the Design Studio and Thesis, Lydia Kallipoliti, David Turnbull, Anthony Vidler, Michael Young, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Tamar Zinguer, Guido Zuliani and others. Guest lecturers have included Lucia Allais, D. Graham Burnett, Kurt Forster, Ruben Gallo, Adam Maloof, Joan Ockman, Gyan Prakash and others. The Master of Architecture II post-professional degree program was launched in 2009 to extend the vision and intellectual rigor of the undergraduate program and allow a further development of the school’s preeminent position in the education of architects. It is open to applicants with a first professional degree in architecture (Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture I) from a program accredited by the NAAB or equivalent accrediting agency in another country. The program serves professionals who wish to continue in practice with higher research and design skills in those areas in which the program offers specialization. It additionally prepares those with first professional degrees who wish to develop parallel careers in teaching and/or continue to engage in research toward an appropriate Ph.D. degree at another institution. Applicants are required to complete a minimum of one year of work experience after obtaining their first professional degree before applying to the program.

The design studio serves as a major component of the program. Seminars address issues particular to the concentrations as well as other topics making use of the interdisciplinary resources offered by The Cooper Union. Concentrations in one or a combination of three areas are offered: theory, history and criticism of architecture, urban studies and technologies. Prospective students will declare their area(s) of concentration during the application process.
 Theory, History and Criticism of Architecture Considers questions concerning the theory and criticism of modernism and contemporary architecture, the philosophy and aesthetics of architecture, the mediatization of architecture and broader cultural and historical issues through the critical readings of texts, the development of critical projects and a written thesis. Urban Studies Addresses issues central to the design, planning and development of cities and regions, including study of the morphological, social and cultural effects of globalization; the survival of local urban cultures; redevelopment of central cities, suburbs and exurbs; and issues specific to NewYork and comparative cities. Technologies Focuses on technological issues of architectural design, representation, planning and production, such as the impact of new information technologies, new materials and manufacturing processes; hardware and software development; mapping and modeling techniques; and the technologies of fabrication as they influence new design strategies. This area focuses as well on the economic, ethical and technological dimensions and design potentialities of sustainability and developments in new structural systems, materials and building assemblies. Degree Requirements: Master of Architecture II All applicants to the Master of Architecture II program must have previously obtained a bachelor of architecture or a master of architecture first professional degree from a school accredited by the NAAB or equivalent accrediting agency in another country. The program is structured to be completed in two full-time consecutive semesters with a final thesis semester during the subsequent summer session. Final thesis presentations will take place during the first week of the fall semester following the student’s year of study. Graduate students are expected to complete all 30 credits of the M.Arch II degree requirements in full-time continuous resident study at The Cooper Union. Thesis In April of the spring semester prior to advancing to Arch 413 Thesis, each student will be required to present an elaboration of his or her thesis topic and program for review and acceptance by the faculty. Final thesis presentations will be made during the first week of fall semester following the student’s year of study. Seminars Out of Concentration It is recommended that students register for courses originating in the graduate program (Arch 482, Arch 483 and Arch 485) to satisfy their out-of-concentration seminar requirements. Graduate courses in the Albert Nerken School of Engineering as well as select upper level undergraduate elective courses could be made available to Master of Architecture II students with prior permission from the student’s academic adviser and the individual course instructor. Undergraduate courses may be used to satisfy requirements for out-of-concentration coursework only. Tuition Graduate Tuition The Cooper Union tuition charge for graduate students for 2013-2014 is $19,800 per semester. For 2013-2014, each registered graduate engineering student receives a full tuition scholarship. School of Architecture 2013-2014: The Master of Architecture II program is a three-semester program. All admitted students will be assessed tuition. Graduate fellowships will be available for accepted students of exceptional merit and/or need. School of Engineering 2014-2015: Students in the Master of Engineering program are charged $1,173 per credit; 30 credits total. Any admitted Cooper Union alumnus entering the graduate program in Fall 2014 is eligible for a half-tuition scholarship for two years of study. Merit-based scholarships will be available to a select group of highly accomplished applicants in every degree-granting department. The deadline to apply for Fall 2014 admission is April 1, 2014. [-]