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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, MS

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Program Description

The Master of Science degree in Architecture is a post-professional degree program that offers the opportunity to achieve advanced learning within the discipline of architecture and to undertake research responsive to increasingly complex challenges attendant to the built environment. This is accomplished through a foundation of coursework, accompanied by directed studies within a selected area, and followed by the critical examination of a singular aspect of architecture in a research thesis.

Admission to the MS program is available to students who have a first professional degree in architecture and who possess the intellectual mettle and dedication necessary to respond successfully to the rigor of advanced study and independent research. This is measured by academic proficiency in prior work, a well-reasoned plan of advanced study and GRE general test scores. Information concerning application procedures and requirements is available from the School of Architecture.

The coursework and directed studies required of the Master of Science program may be completed in one academic year, after which a variable period of time is dedicated to the research thesis. Degree candidates work within one of the following areas: architecture and health care facilities, environmental issues in architecture, architecture and human perception, or theory and philosophy of architecture. A plan of study is determined in consultation with the major advisor who, along with the advisory committee, periodically reviews the student’s work and evaluates the research thesis.

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