The Master of Science in Architecture, is a 1-year, 36 credits (3 semester), program that offers students an opportunity to investigate design strategies / challenges in relation to current issues that include: resilient design, tropical and subtropical architecture, health care design, housing design, conservation of the built environment and the effect of embedded technologies on design.
The Architectural Design track focuses on a project-based approach with advanced graduate studios, core seminars, three electives, and a Master’s Thesis or Capstone Project in Design. Students select a focus topic from the School’s defined research areas.
The program is flexible enough to allow students to explore areas of research across a range of topics. After foundational core coursework and electives, each student develops an individually-focused thesis or capstone project on a topic of their interest, with a faculty advisor. Students may also elect to select an Area of Professional Concentration. The areas of professional concentration are designed to provide skills and knowledge base for professional applications as well as future advanced doctoral study.
Areas of Professional Concentration in the Master of Science in Architecture program include:
- Construction Management
- Sustainable and Resilient Design
- Healthcare Design
- Historic Preservation and Adaptive Use
- Classical and Traditional Design
- Housing and Hospitality Design