Integrated Architecture and Design (M.S.)

Master of Science. Major in Integrated Architecture and Design.

The Master of Science offers a research program open to candidates who hold a non-professional degree in any design discipline and/or a professional degree in architecture or landscape architecture, or other degree holders who desire to embark on a career in consulting, research, and/or scholarship. The program is designed for independent study within one or more of the following areas of specialization: Visualization, Environment and Behavior, Urban Design, Community Design and Planning, Universal Design, Landscape Design, Media Design, and Sustainable Architecture and Planning. Graduate students work closely with their major professor and graduate committee to develop a detailed program of study that borrows from three disciplines within the College of Art and Architecture as well as studies with other programs throughout the university. Acceptance into the program is contingent on the Graduate Committee's review of the candidate’s statement of intent describing the area of specialization in which the candidate will focus, three letters of recommendation, and a portfolio. The Graduate School requires a completed application, university transcripts, a resume, and an official TOEFL score, when appropriate. Prospective students are encouraged to first correspond with the Chair of the MSIAD Committee about their interests. The chair will then direct the applicant to further sources if needed. The M.S. degree with a major in Integrated Architecture and Design requires the completion of 30 credits of course work in either a thesis or non-thesis (project-based) option.

Thesis option:

ARCH 500Master's Research and Thesis1
ARCH 520Architectural Research Methods3
Select 12 credits in Graduate Seminars in three disciplines 112
Select 5-7 credits of electives5-7
Total Hours21-23

Non-thesis option:

Select 12 credits of graduate design reserach as approved by major professor12
Select 12 credits in Graduate Seminars in three disciplines 112
Select 6 credits of electives6
Total Hours30