The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities offers graduate programs in three schools: the School of Design and Building, the School of the Arts, and the School of Humanities. Advanced degrees are offered in Architecture; City and Regional Planning; Construction Science and Management; Digital Production Arts; English; Historic Preservation; History; Landscape Architecture; Planning, Design and the Built Environment; Professional Communication; Real Estate Development; Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design; and Visual Arts.
Courses are offered in art and architectural history, communication, geography, languages, literature, performing arts, philosophy, religion and women’s studies to provide electives for students in other areas.
Graduate students in the School of Design and Building have the opportunity to study at the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy, the Barcelona Architecture Center in Barcelona, Spain, or the Clemson Architectural Center in Charleston, SC. The Genoa, Barcelona and Charleston programs offer opportunities for international and/or urban study to augment on campus work. Lee Hall, the on-campus home of the School of Design and Building, as well as the Department of Art, are designed to promote collaboration between the various professional programs within Lee Hall, allow students to interact with faculty and students from related disciplines addressing contemporary issues of design, planning, development and construction. Issues of sustainability and green building are among the areas of particular interest. Faculty research activities are currently funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USEPA, Department of Transportation and Department of Defense.
The School of Humanities houses programs leading to the Master of Arts in English; History; and Professional Communication; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design. The school also offers a certificate program in Health Communication. Faculty have been recipients of grants from agencies and foundations, such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Bingham Trust. They have also held Fulbright Senior Lectureships and Research Awards in many countries.