The MArch 2+ curriculum is a five-semester, advanced-placement course of study that always begins 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.
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.
* Admitted MArch 2+ students must waive at least one of these courses or they must take both Structures I and Structures II during the first summer of their program.
Master of Architecture: MArch 2+
Note: The requirements below may be revised. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date requirements.
Requirements: 75 units
|Year 1, Fall Semester:|
|ARCH 419||Architectural Design III (MArch 3)||6|
|ARCH 4284||Architectural History II: Architecture Since 1880 2||3|
|ARCH 447A||Structures I 2||3|
|ARCH 445||Building Systems 2||3|
|Year 1, Spring Semester:|
|ARCH 511||Architectural Design V 1||6|
|ARCH 4280||Architectural History I: Antiquity to Baroque 2||3|
|ARCH 448A||Structures II 2||3|
|ARCH 439||Environmental Systems II 2||3|
|Year 2, Fall Semester:|
|ARCH 512||Architectural Design VI 1||6|
|ARCH 538C||Advanced Building Systems||3|
|History + Theory Research & Writing Elective||3|
|Urban Issues Elective||3|
|Year 2, Spring Semester:|
|ARCH 611||Architectural Design VII 1||6|
|ARCH 580||Design Thinking: Research and Design Methods||3|
|History + Theory Elective||3|
|Year 3, Fall Semester:|
|ARCH 616||Degree Project||6|
|ARCH 646||Professional Practice I||3|
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.