Architecture, MS

The Master of Science degree, first offered in 1984, is intended for individuals with an undergraduate professional degree in architecture who wish to pursue a self-directed program of study at the advanced level. It enables students to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the discipline and the profession. A total of ten approved courses are required, including one course in Architectural Theory and an individually directed selection of electives from the Master of Architecture program, and a qualifying exam. This degree is normally completed in one calendar year. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in architecture.

View the University’s Academic Rules for Research Master's Programs.


A total of 10 course units are required.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCourse Units
ARCH 8110 Theories of Architecture: Environments, Techniques, and Expressive Means 1
Elective I 1
Elective II 1
Elective III 1
 Course Units4.00
ARCH 8120 Methods In Architectural Research 1
Elective IV 1
Elective V 1
Elective VI 1
 Course Units4.00
ARCH 8150 Research Report 2
 Course Units2.00
 Total Course Units10.00

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.