DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES is a concentrated research + design program that leads to a post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture. The program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high-performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation landscape urbanism to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas including adaptive re-use, real estate development and urban design planning.
Students are directed for the duration of the program by faculty actively engaged in externally sponsored research and design projects and have numerous opportunities for research internships in the faculty’s various research facilities.
Coursework consists of two required studios, one of which is paired with a prototype thinking research seminar, and a series of electives meant to complement the design + research studio projects.
Applicants holding a professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design or urban planning are encouraged to apply, though applicants in related disciplines such as management, engineering, geography, environmental, graphic, or product design may also be admitted at the discretion of the admissions committee in consultation with program administrators.
Please note that this program does not meet the licensure requirements to become an architect in New York and is not considered licensure qualifying in New York.
Apply to Syracuse University Graduate School
An online application is preferred. Application fee of $75. Deadline: January 20 (January 10 for SU African American Fellowship applicants).
Submit a portfolio
A portfolio of creative and/or professional work in architecture, the visual arts, and/or design is required as part of your application for graduate study at Syracuse Architecture. The purpose of the portfolio is to give evidence of promise and potential in architecture, as well as to give evidence of interests, skills, and talent. Please submit your portfolio online here, via Slide Room. There is a $6 submission fee. Deadline: January 20 (January 10 for SU African American Fellowship applicants).
Personal statement of purpose
An official transcript from every college/university you have attended is required. Transcript request forms that can be mailed to prior institutions are included in the online application.
Three letters of recommendation
Individuals providing recommendations should be registered through the online application process to submit their letters of recommendation electronically. If this is not possible, a confidential letter of recommendation may be directed to the Graduate Admissions Processing Center in a sealed envelope with the person’s signature written across the seal of the envelope.
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Last updated December 28, 2017