M.Arch + MUP

Overview

This joint degree program enables students to gain two separate, concurrent degrees: the Master of Architecture and the Master of Urban Planning, offered by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Each degree is under the control of its granting unit with its own advisor. While a graduate candidate must meet the requirements for each degree, application and admission to both units need not be simultaneous.

Reciprocity of credit hours allows students to complete these two degrees, normally requiring two years each, in a total of three years. To receive both degrees, students must complete a total of at least 86 hours, including at least 32 hours of Urban Planning courses and 54 hours of Architecture courses. These courses must include core and capstone courses for each program. To satisfy requirements of the Graduate College, joint degree students must be enrolled for at least two semesters in each of the two programs. Students can apply initially to both programs simultaneously, with one application fee. Alternatively, students may apply to the MUP once they have enrolled in the M. Arch program.

Sample Schedule

First Year

Fall (16 hours, Architecture)
  • ARCH 536: Planning and Design of Structural Systems (4 hours)
  • ARCH 57X: Elective Design Studio (6 hours)
  • ARCH 577: Theory of Architecture (3 hours)
  • Elective or requirement for focused area of study (3 hours)
Spring (17 hours, Architecture)
  • ARCH 517: Contemporary Architectural History (3 hours)
  • ARCH 536: Planning and Design of Structural Systems (4 hours)
  • ARCH 537: Architectural Control Systems (4 hours)
  • ARCH 57X: Elective Design Studio (6 hours)

Second Year

Fall (14 hours, Urban Planning)
  • UP 503: Physical Planning (4 hours)
  • UP 504: Urban History and Theory (4 hours)
  • ARCH 57X/575: Elective Design Studio or Integrative Design Studio (6 hours)
Spring (12 hours, Urban Planning)
  • UP 505: Urban and Regional Analysis (4 hours)
  • UP 510: Plan Making (4 hours)
  • UP 511: Law and Planning (4 hours)

Third Year

Fall (14 hours, Urban Planning)
  • UP 501: Planning History and Theory (4 hours)
  • UP 591: Capstone Seminar (0 hours)
  • UP 598: Master’s Project (4 hours)
  • ARCH 57X/575: Elective Design Studio or Integrative Design Studio (6 hours)
Spring (11 hours, Architecture)
  • ARCH 539: Integrative Design of Buildings (4 hours)
  • ARCH 501: Architectural Practice (3 hours)
  • UP 591: Capstone Seminar (0 hours)
  • UP 598: Master’s Project (4 hours )

M.Arch + M.S. in Architectural Studies (Structures)

Overview

We offer a joint degree program between the M.Arch and M.S. in Architectural Studies with a concentration in Structures. Successful completion of this joint degree program leads to two degrees as well as record of Structures as a concentration on the student’s transcript.

Prerequisite subjects include the following: calculus I and II; statics and dynamics; mechanics of materials; one course in structural steel design and one course in reinforced concrete design. Students without these prerequisites may enter the Structures concentration upon completion of their prerequisite courses.

Students interested in participating must be admitted to the School of Architecture’s M.Arch. and M.S. degree programs, register their intent to enter the Structures concentration with the School’s Graduate Office prior to completing their second semester in their degree program, and complete 27 graduate credit hours of architectural structures courses.

Sample Schedule

First Year

Fall (17-18 hours)
  • ARCH 550: Reinforced Concrete Design (4 hours)
  • ARCH 551: Structural Analysis (4 hours)
  • ARCH 57X: Elective Design Studio (6 hours)
  • Elective or requirement for focused area of study (3-4 hours)
Spring (15-16 hours)
  • ARCH 552: Soil Mechanics & Foundations (3 hours)
  • ARCH 553: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3 hours)
  • ARCH 57X: Elective Design Studio (6 hours)
  • Elective or requirement for focused area of study (3-4 hours)

Second Year

Fall (15 hours)
  • ARCH 554: Advanced Steel Design (3 hours)
  • ARCH 557: Seismic Analysis and Design (3 hours)
  • ARCH 577: Theory of Architecture (3 hours)
  • ARCH 57X/575: Elective Design Studio or Integrative Design Studio (6 hours)
Spring (17 hours)
  • ARCH 537: Architectural Control Systems (4 hours)
  • ARCH 556: Advanced Structural Planning (4 hours)
  • ARCH 560: Advanced Structural Analysis (3 hours)
  • ARCH 57X/575: Elective Design Studio or Integrative Design Studio (6 hours)

Third Year

Fall (16-17 hours)
  • ARCH 501: Architectural Practice (3 hours)
  • ARCH 517: Contemporary Architectural History (3 hours)
  • Elective or requirement for focused area of study (3-4 hours)
  • Elective (3 hours)
  • Elective (4 hours)

Recommended Electives

  • ARCH 555: Prestressed Concrete Design (3 hours)
  • ARCH 558: Structural Wood Design (3 hours)
  • ARCH 559: Structural Masonry (3 hours)
  • ARCH 595IN: Integrated Design and Construction of Buildings (4 hours)

More Information

Please see the Master of Science in Architectural Studies page for more information, or contact Professor Abbas Aminmansour with questions.

M.Arch + M.S.C.E. (Structural Engineering)

Overview

This joint masters degree program links the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Structural Engineering area. Participants receive an M. Arch and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.). Students will need to apply and be admitted to the CEE graduate program in structural engineering in the second semester of the M. Arch degree program.

The CEE Department requires a GRE score from all applicants. Therefore, applicants must take the GRE exam before application to the M.S.C.E. program. In addition, applicants are expected to have had and successfully passed one course in matrix algebra and one course in differential equations as prerequisites to enrolling.

Sample Schedule

First Year

Fall (16 hours, Architecture)
  • ARCH 57X: Architectural Design Studio (6 hours)
  • ARCH 577: Theory of Architecture (3 hours)
  • ARCH 551: Structural Analysis (4 hours)
  • Professional Issues Elective (3 hours)
Spring (16 hours, Architecture)
  • ARCH 57X: Architectural Design Studio (6 hours)
  • ARCH 554: Advanced Steel Design (3 hours)
  • ARCH 552: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design (3 hours)
  • ARCH 550: Reinforced Concrete Design (4 hours)

Second Year

Fall (16 hours, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • CEE 560: Steel Structures III (4 hours)
  • CEE 470: Structural Analysis (4 hours)
  • CEE 471: Structural Mechanics (4 hours)
  • CEE 472: Structural Dynamics I (4 hours)
Spring (16 hours, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • CEE 570: Finite Element Methods (4 hours)
  • CEE 572: Earthquake Engineering (4 hours)
  • CEE 573: Structural Dynamics II (4 hours)
  • CEE 469: Wood Structures (4 hours)

Third Year

Fall (14 hours, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • ARCH 57X: Architectural Design Studio, Core Course (6 hours)
  • CEE 561: Reinforced Concrete, III (4 hours)
  • CEE 598: Structural Design Optimization (4 hours)
Spring (13 hours, Architecture)
  • ARCH 57X: Architectural Design Studio, Core Course (6 hours)
  • ARCH 501: Architectural Practice, Core Course (3 hours)
  • ARCH 556: Advanced Structural Planning (4 hours)

M.Arch + M.S.C.E. (Construction Management)

This joint degree program enables students to concurrently earn the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) and the Master of Science offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.C.E.), Construction Management area.

Each degree is under the control of its granting unit with its own advisor. Candidates for these degrees must meet the requirements for each degree. Applicants must take the GRE exam before application to the M.S.C.E. program. Normally, application to civil engineering is made to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering after at least one semester of successful study in the M.Arch degree program.

Cookie Settings