Master's Degree in Architecture in Washington in USA

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

The process of creating a well-made structure entails a great deal more than just propping up four walls. Knowledge of architecture is needed in order to ensure that buildings meet predetermined desires and legal guidelines.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

Washington state is one of the most progressive and advanced states in the country. It is home to many universities that provide some of the best trainings in nearly every possible major.

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Master Governing the Large Metropolis

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

The Master's programme Governing the Large Metropolis aims to prepare graduates for work on public policy issues in a variety of large metropolises beyond Europe, in relation to different types of organizations and agencies. [+]

Masters in Architecture in Washington in USA. Master Governing the Large Metropolis Programme objectives The Master's programme Governing the Large Metropolis aims to prepare graduates for work on public policy issues in a variety of large metropolises beyond Europe, in relation to different types of organizations and agencies. The world cities and urban sprawl of both the global North and the global South face massive public policy and governance challenges. The scale and speed of urbanization raise a plethora of issues, which are all covered in the programme. These include: economic development, poverty and slums, housing, health, technological and social innovation, the management of risk, infrastructure, water and waste disposal, changing labour markets, sustainable development, democratic participation. Governing populations divided and organized by class, income, religion, ethnic origin, mobility and/or gender has become even more difficult in a globalizing world where opportunities for mobility, participation in overlapping networks, interdependence and the scale of large urban regions make classic territorial conceptions of government and public policies partly obsolete. Students receive rigorous methodological training, experience from international professionals and exposure to high level academic content. The programme is taught entirely in English with a great emphasis on issues of comparative study. No ready made recipes are provided, and no simple fairy stories on the so called "best practices of good governance": the programme trains the students with a strong critical approach and management skills so as to be competent for project accounting and decision making to implement urban policy in critical environments. Systematic relations are built with urban professionals and research groups, including cities such as Bogotà, Lima, Mexico, Rio, Sao Paulo, Lagos, Beijing, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Istanbul, Cairo, New Delhi, Shanghai, Tokyo and Johannesburg. Going beyond geography, development studies and physical planning, the Master's programme aims at training young professionals who will take charge of public policy design and implementation in the governance of large cities in the future. Main orientations and specific features The two-year programme comprises a mix of sound interdisciplinary theoretical courses, case studies, methods and professional training: Theoretical training focuses on public policy, sociology, governance, law, economics, demography, risk and globalization, centering on issues such as housing, migration, food security, utilities, climate change, informal economy, local finance, conflict management, transports, cultural policies, and the digital city; Professional training is provided in the first year through a group project (capstone) commissioned by a private or public organization, which involves doing applied research in the urban field. Students work 1.5 days a week for six months with a professional tutor. Students also take advantage of a planned study trip to a large urban center (past cities include Cairo, Istanbul, Casablanca/Tangier/Rabat). Case studies and workshops are taught by professionals; Solid methodological training in advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis, network analysis, map work, ecological data mining, and GIS training; In the second semester, regional training focuses on specific area of expertise, with historical insights on urban change. Students have to chose among African Metropolis, Arab and Mediterranean Metropolis, Asian Metropolis, Latin American Metropolis, and North American Metropolis; In the final semester, students will either undertake an internship of at least 14 weeks in a large metropolis or will spend the semester within a partner university, where they will prepare a research thesis (for those envisaging a PhD). During the whole duration of the programme, students are assisted in their course and professional orientation through a regular vocational statement exercise. The programme works in collaboration with other programmes from the Urban School. It also has a close link with research conducted at Sciences Po, notably with the research program "Cities are back in town". Career opportunities Students will have opportunities to work in the following organisations: UN organisations; Environment, health, security and food organisations; Global utility firms (water, transport, waste disposals, energy); NGO's in different sectors (democratic governance, environment, housing, development, culture…); Urban planning agencies, economic development agencies, urban political organisations; Networks of cities (C40, ICLEI etc..); Urban and regional governments; Private foundations and think tanks; Private developers and international consultants in the large metropolis. [-]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning

Eastern Washington University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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) [-]