This four-semester program is for strong architectural design students beginning their studies 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 begins with the final comprehensive core studio (ARCH 419) and concludes with the Degree Project. 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)
Six waived units count toward the degree; all other units must be replaced with general electives.
Students will be required to take both Structures I and Structures II during their first semester in the program if they are not waived from at least one of the following courses: Building Systems, Structures I, Architectural History II or Environmental Systems I.
Master of Architecture: MArch 2
Note: The requirements for this program may be revised. Please visit the MArch 2 Curriculum website for the most up-to-date requirements.
Requirements: 75 units
For a list of available courses, please refer to the Courses section of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design in this Bulletin.