Master of Architecture
University of Michigan's Taubman College graduate program in architecture is open to students who have already earned pre-professional undergraduate degrees in architecture (2-year) as well as those who received undergraduate degrees in a subject other than architecture (3-year). During the final year, both 2-year and 3-year students research a thesis topic with culminates in a design project. This design project serves as the final studio. Both options culminate in a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) professional degree.
2-Year Master of Architecture
The 2-year M.Arch. consists of graduate level coursework in architecture and related fields for those applicants with a bachelor of science degree in architecture or its equivalent. Admission is limited to fall term only. The program takes a more critical view of theory, design and production. While a curriculum of professional coursework forms the basis for the two year program, the college recognizes the perspectives gained from cross-department collaborations and encourages students to utilize the resources available here at a top-ranked research institution.
The chart below outlines the sequencing of required core courses and seletive offerings for the 2-year Master of Architecture course of study.
Sudents must earn 60 credit hours and satisfactorily complete the required courses before a degree is granted. No transfer credit is accepted for graduate level coursework from other institutions.
3-Year Master of Architecture
The 3-year M.Arch. is for students who have received an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than architecture. Admission is limited to the summer half-term; there are two required and two recommended pre-requisite courses. This 3 and a half year program draws upon the diverse backgrounds of the students to encourage a multi-faceted discussion of architecture. The first year builds a foundation that drives the following years. 3-year students join their peers in the 2-year track for the second and third year. During the final year, both 2-year and 3-year Master of Architecture students research a thesis topic which culminates in a design project. This design project serves as the final studio.
The chart below outlines the sequencing of required courses and selective offerings for the 3-year course of study.
Students must earn 105 credit hours and satisfactorily complete the required courses before the degree is granted. No transfer credit is accepted for graduate level coursework from other institutions.
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