Master of Architecture + Master of Science in Historic Preservation

The Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Historic Preservation dual-degree allows students to earn both degrees with a total of 38 CUs. This is usually accomplished in four years.

The M.Arch/HSPV dual-degree is STEM-designated.


Master of Architecture Requirements
Studio Courses
ARCH 5010Design Studio I2
ARCH 5020Design Studio II2
ARCH 6010Design Studio III2
ARCH 6020Design Studio IV2
ARCH 7010Studio V2
ARCH 7060Independent Thesis 22
History and Theory Courses
ARCH 5110History and Theory I1
ARCH 5120History and Theory II1
ARCH 6110History and Theory III1
Visual Studies Courses
ARCH 5210Visual Studies I0.5
ARCH 5220Visual Studies II0.5
ARCH 6210Visual Studies III0.5
Construction Courses
ARCH 5310Construction I0.5
ARCH 5320Construction II1
Structures Courses
ARCH 5350Structures I0.5
ARCH 5360Structures II.5
Environmental Systems Courses
ARCH 6330Environmental Systems I0.5
ARCH 6340Environmental Systems II.5
Professional Practice Courses
ARCH 6710Professional Practice I0.5
ARCH 7710Professional Practice II1
Other Courses
ARCH 6310D3 Data, Design, Delivery0.5
ARCH 6360Material Formations1
ARCH 7320Technology Designated Elective1
or ARCH 7360 Technology Designated Elective
Two ARCH Electives2
Historic Preservation Requirements
HSPV Summer Institute0
HSPV 5210American Architecture 21
HSPV 6000Documentation, Research, Recording I2
HSPV 6010Documentation, Research, Recording II1
HSPV 6600Theories of Historic Preservation0.5
HSPV 6610Theories of Historic Preservation II0.5
HSPV 7010Historic Preservation Studio2
HSPV 7100Thesis I 31
Four HSPV Electives4
Total Course Units38

Students take two .5 CU sections of ARCH 6110.


Students may substitute an approved History Topics course for American Architecture with approval from the department.


In their final year, dual-degree students enroll in HSPV 7100: Thesis I (1 CU) in the Fall and ARCH 7060: Thesis (2 CUs) in the Spring.

Note: due to the special scheduling required for students in this dual-degree, in which there is an academic year that requires 5.5 CUs in one semester and 4.5 CUs in the other semester, no additional tuition charges are assessed for the 10 academic year CUs needed in this situation. However, students who choose to take more than 10 CUs in the academic year will be subject to Weitzman's regular overload tuition policies.

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.