Master of Architecture: MArch 3
This full six-semester professional curriculum is for students holding baccalaureate degrees with majors in architecture and with majors other than architecture. The program begins with a series of core studios and courses before students progress into the advanced studio sequence. This 105-credit program leads to a professionally accredited Master of Architecture degree.
Students admitted to the MArch 3 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)
Students must obtain a waiver prior to the semester in which they would normally be expected to take the course that is being waived. In other words, students may not skip a required course on the assumption that they will receive a waiver for it in the future.
Any such waiver requires evidence that the student has had adequate exposure to the required material as part of their previous academic experience. Course waivers will only be granted for an equivalent course or a combination of satisfactorily completed courses to fulfill NAAB-accredited program requirements. Equivalence is measured in terms of both content and assignments.
A total of 6 waived units may count toward the degree; all other units must be replaced with general electives.