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The Master of Architecture is a professional degree and is accredited by National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The program consists of 131 credit hours of undergraduate courses and 42 hours of graduate courses. The  Master of Architecture/Master of Business Administration dual degree includes an additional 30 hours in the graduate program. A Graduate Comprehensive Examination is required after completing the Comprehensive Design Studio and two Advance Architectural Design Studios in the Master's Program.

General Architecture Program

Admission to the university. Only courses with a minimum grade of C or better will be accepted for the Pre-professional Program.

FIRST YEAR

SEEING
Fall
ARCH 1311 Design Environment & Society
ARCH 1341 Arch. Freehand Drawing
MATH 1321 Trigonometry
CORE CURRICULUM See below
CORE CURRICULUM See below
TOTAL HOURS 15
FOUNDATION
Spring
ARCH 1412 Arch. Design Studio I
ARCH 1353 Digital Media I
PHYS 1403 General Physics I w/lab
MATH 1350 Analytical Geometry
CORE CURRICULUM See below
TOTAL HOURS 17

Pre-Professional Program.

Competitive placement based on comprehensive review including student portfolio, written essay, GPA and statement of intent.


Summer

Session I
CORE CURRICULUM See below (Nat'l Lab Science)
CORE CURRICULUM See below
TOTAL HOURS 7
Session II
CORE CURRICULUM See below
CORE CURRICULUM See below
TOTAL HOURS 6

SECOND YEAR

BASIC INTERNAL
Fall
ARCH 2501 Arch. Design Studio II
ARCH 2311 Hist. of World Arch.
ARCH 2351 Arch. Construction I
ARCH 3341 Digital Media II
CORE CURRICULUM See below
TOTAL HOURS 17
BASIC-EXTERNAL
Spring
ARCH 2502 Arch. Design Studio III
ARCH 2315 Hist. of World Arch II
ARCH 2342 Creative Process
ARCH 2355 Environmental Systems
+Diversity Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS 17

THIRD YEAR

BUILDING SYSTEMS
Fall
ARCH 3501 Arch. Design Studio IV
ARCH 3350 Arch. Construction II
ARCH 3341 Digital Media II
ARCH 3373 Environ. Analysis/Site Planning
ARCH 3313 Hist. of World Arch III
Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS 17
Spring
BUILDING SYSTEMS
ARCH 3502 Arch. Design Studio V
ARCH 3314 Contemporary Issues in Architecture
ARCH 3352 Building Information
ARCH 3355 Construction III
ARCH Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS 17

Summer

URBANISM
Session I and Session II
++ARCH 4601 Architectural Design Studio VI
TOTAL HOURS 6
 

FOURTH YEAR

Fall
ARCH 4341 Media Elective
ARCH 4354 Integrative Systems
ARCH Elective 3
  Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS 12
 
Core Curriculum
ENGL 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric
ENGL 1302 Advanced College Rhetoric
MATH 1321 Trigonometry
MATH 1350 Analytical Geometry
PHYS 1403 General Physics I w/lab (4 hours)
†Natural Lab Science (4 hours)
POLS 1301 American Government Organ.
††POLS 2302 American Public Policy
HIST 2300 History US to 1877
HIST 2301 History US since 1877
**COMS 2300/3358


* Optional courses ARCH 4365, 4366 for the Bachelor of Science Degree (Pre-Professional Program) and/or ARCH 4601. ARCH 4601 is a prerequisite for ARCH 5604, 5901.

Total Hours-131


PROFESSIONAL LEVEL PROGRAM:

Requirements for admission to the Professional Program include: completion of all academic course work in the first three years and a threshold score on the Admission Criteria Rating System. The threshold score is based on a sliding scale of GRE, GPA, and portfolio scores. In all graduate courses, no grade below a C will be accepted. A 3.0 GPA is required each semester and a 3.0 GPA to graduate.

FOURTH YEAR

Spring
ARCH 5901 Comprehensive Design Studio
TOTAL HOURS 9

FIFTH YEAR

Fall
ARCH 5501 Advance Architecture Design Studio
ARCH 5392 Professional Practice
ARCH 5362 Theory in Architecture
TOTAL HOURS 11
Spring
ARCH 5502 Advance Architecture Design Studio
ARCH 5334 Construction IV
ARCH Elective
TOTAL HOURS 11

SIXTH YEAR

Fall
ARCH 5503 Advance Architecture Design Studio
Elective 3hrs
ARCH Elective
TOTAL HOURS 11
 

Total Hours: 173