This four-semester program is for strong architectural design students beginning their studies in either a fall or spring semester who hold baccalaureate degrees in architecture (a BS in Architecture, typically, or a professional degree from outside of the United States). 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 program includes advanced design studios leading to more advanced elective work and the Degree Project. This 60-credit program leads to a professionally accredited Master of Architecture degree.
In order to be admitted to the MArch 2 program, students must be able to waive at least three of the courses listed below:
- 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.
If a student cannot meet the waiver requirements, the student will only be eligible for the MArch 2+ 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: 60 units
|Year 1, Fall Semester:|
|ARCH 511||Architectural Design V 1||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 512||Architectural Design VI 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 611||Architectural Design VII 1||6|
|ARCH 538C||Advanced Building Systems||3|
|ARCH 580||Design Thinking: Research and Design Methods||3|
|History + Theory Research & Writing Elective||3|
|Year 2, Spring Semester:|
|ARCH 616||Degree Project||6|
|ARCH 646||Professional Practice I||3|
|History + Theory Elective||3|
|Urban Issues Elective||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.