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.
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 advanced standing based on an 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.
At Syracuse Architecture, the completion of a directed research project is required for an 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.
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 a full-time study and must enter the program during the fall semester.
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Last updated December 28, 2017