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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

A Master in Urban Design is a degree that will develop the student’s ability to design landscapes, buildings and spaces within the urban environment. Graduates will have a multidisciplinary education that includes urban design theory.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Online Master of Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Online Full time 1 year October 2016 USA San Diego

As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [+]

Best Masters in Urban Design in USA 2016/2017. As construction projects grow increasingly complex, so does the demand for specialized management level personnel. NewSchool’s fully online Master of Construction Management prepares students to thrive in this role and excel in various professions revolving around the built environment. Along with basic instruction around all segments of the construction industry, this program places particular emphasis on developing skills as a business manager prepared for the construction trade’s current and future challenges. [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Urban Design in USA 2016/2017. 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). [-]

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. [+]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Urban Design in USA 2016/2017. 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. [+]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Urban Design in USA 2016/2017. 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 [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]