Master of Land and Property Development and Master of Architecture 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 Master of Land and Property Development (MLPD) is an entrepreneurship-oriented program of study which combines business and finance with physical planning, design and construction. The program provides students the full range of real estate, financial and management skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive real estate development industry.

By preparing the student with design, project management and finance, the combined degree is strong preparation for a student who wishes to enter the world of design-build, where the architect takes on the role not only of designing, but also constructing. The combined degree will help an architect to advance more quickly in his or her career, or may allow the architect to go out on his or her own more rapidly.