Master of Architecture in Architecture and Master of Urban Planning Combined Degree Program

The Master of Architecture (MArch) degree program provides graduates with the requisite educational background to enter the professional practice of architecture and its numerous variants. The Master of Architecture degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), qualifying its recipients to take a state professional licensing examination after a required internship period. 

The core curriculum is an examination of the processes of design; systems of construction; relationships to the environmental, social, historical, and geographical context; and an understanding of the behavior and use of symbols in architecture. In all of these areas, the graduate program builds on the foundation of courses taken at the undergraduate level.

The graduate program in urban planning supports the Master of Urban Planning (MUP), as well as students pursuing degrees in fields related to cities and communities, the environment and natural resources, and public service and leadership. Because of the transdisciplinary nature of the MUP program, candidates for this degree are encouraged to apply from a broad range of disciplines such as anthropology, architecture, civil engineering, education, geography, land development, landscape architecture, political science, public service, public health, social work and sociology.

A student holding a baccalaureate degree may become a candidate for the degree of Master of Urban Planning (MUP). This two-year interdisciplinary program provides opportunities for individual and collaborative work. The minimum requirements for this degree are the completion of coursework and a satisfactory final examination. An acceptable thesis is required for the Master of Urban Planning degree for a student who selects the thesis option program.