The MArch 2+ curriculum is a five-semester, advanced placement course of study, beginning always in a fall semester. Students are considered for placement in the MArch 2+ curriculum on the basis of design portfolio evaluation and the extent of their undergraduate architectural studies. Placement in this curriculum is highly selective. The MArch 2+ sequence begins with the final, comprehensive core studio (ARCH 419) and concludes with the Degree Project; parallel course work in each of the five semesters matches that of the MArch 2 curriculum, plus electives selected in consultation with the student's graduate adviser. This 75-credit program leads to a professionally accredited Master of Architecture degree.

Waiver Requirements

Students admitted to the MArch 2+ program have the opportunity to waive the following courses:

Building Systems (ARCH 445)
Structures I (ARCH 447A)
Structures II (ARCH 448A)
Architectural History I: Antiquity to Baroque (ARCH 4280)
Architectural History II: Architecture Since 1880 (ARCH 4284)
Environmental Systems I (ARCH 438)
Environmental Systems II (ARCH 439)

The waived courses will be replaced with general elective credits.


Master of Architecture: MArch 2+

Note: The requirements below may be revised during the 2016-17 academic year. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date requirements.

Requirements: 75 units

Year 1, Fall Semester:
ARCH 419Architectural Design III (MArch 3)6
ARCH 408CDigital Visualization Workshop: Advanced Rendering1
ARCH 4284Architectural History II: Architecture Since 1880 23
ARCH 447AStructures I 23
ARCH 445Building Systems 23
Year 1, Spring Semester:
ARCH 511Architectural Design V 16
ARCH 4280Architectural History I: Antiquity to Baroque 23
ARCH 448AStructures II 23
ARCH 439Environmental Systems II 23
Workshop, Independent Study or Elective1
Year 2, Fall Semester:
ARCH 512Architectural Design VI 16
ARCH 4280Advanced Building Systems3
History + Theory Elective3
Urban Issues Elective3
Workshop, Independent Study or Elective1
Year 2, Spring Semester:
ARCH 611Architectural Design VII 16
ARCH 580Design Thinking: Research and Design Methods3
History + Theory Elective3
ARCH 439Environmental Systems II 23
Year 3, Fall Semester:
ARCH 616Degree Project6
ARCH 646Professional Practice I3
General Elective3
Total units75

One studio must be comprehensive.


May be waived. Any courses waived must be fulfilled as elective credits.

For a list of available courses, please refer to the Courses section of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design in this Bulletin.