M. Architecture

The Master of Architecture (professional program) prepares students for roles in the profession of architecture by building on the content of the pre-professional degree through intensive and focused advanced studies in the field of architecture practice and design.

The School of Architecture is dedicated to preparing students to play a leadership role in rebuilding America’s cities and improving the quality of the built environment. By offering a diverse curriculum led by an accomplished faculty in a computer and studio intensive environment, the School of Architecture will educate significant practitioners and leaders in architecture, planning and construction.

Students majoring in architecture will be challenged to develop their abilities in problem solving, creative thinking and informed decision making as a focus of their education. They will accomplish this in a well protected and student centered environment that fosters personal development and professional excellence. The location of the School near the City of Houston offers an opportunity for students to enrich their learning experience through access to the greater architectural and construction community of the region and to many employment opportunities in the fields.

The Master of Architecture is the accredited, professional degree offered in architecture for students entering the School of Architecture starting Fall 2002.

There are three program options available for students wishing to complete the professional M.Arch. Degree in architecture.

Program I: For students matriculating from the professional track of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (pre-professional) degree. This option requires 36 semester credit hours of study at the graduate level. A list of semester and course sequence for students enrolled in Program I is available at:  Master of Architecture Degree – Program I – Semester & Course Sequence

Program II: For students matriculating from a four-year, pre-professional program. This option requires between 48 and 60 semester credit hours of study, depending on the extent and level of the preparation of the applicant. A list of semester and course sequence for students enrolled in Program II is available at:  Master of Architecture Degree – Program II – Semester & Course Sequence

Program III: For students entering with a bachelors degree in some field other than architecture. This option requires 117 semester credit hours of study involving a combination of undergraduate and graduate level courses. A list of semester and course sequence for students enrolled in Program III is available at:  Master of Architecture Degree – Program III – Semester & Course Sequence

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