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School of Architecture - Syracuse University Post-Professional MS in Design | Energy | Futures
School of Architecture - Syracuse University

Post-Professional MS in Design | Energy | Futures

Syracuse, USA

3 Semesters


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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 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 planning designs.

For the duration of the program, students are directed 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.

The coursework consists of a core studio that lays out the central frameworks and perspectives of the degree, two research seminars that position the architectural researcher in a contemporary and forward-looking context, a series of electives chosen by the student to support their research interests, and a final semester capstone experience that exposes students to game-changing research projects and paradigms in the field. This final capstone supports students' individual research work in the context of an innovative collaborative advising model.

Students in the MS program also have the option of applying to the interdisciplinary Certificate of Advanced Study in the Sustainable Enterprise (CASSE). This Certificate program is offered through the Syracuse University Sustainable Enterprise Partnership, a collaboration between the Whitman School of Management, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems. Students who complete the certificate will be fluent in the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of sustainability and their interdependence; systems science and its relationship to sustainability; and the natural, financial, technical, legal, and social drivers of sustainability strategy in businesses and other organizations. Students in the MS in Architecture program are able to complete the certificate program and the MS degree in two academic years of coursework with a total of 36 credits.

Our MS is a STEM Designated Degree by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

Please note: As a research-focused master of science, this program alone does not qualify as a professional degree leading to eligibility for the Architectural Registration Exam or licensure in the USA.


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