The Master of Science (MS) in Architecture degree program requires the completion of 30 credits, typically completed over the course of three semesters.

The degree is structured around a highly focused core of studios, research seminars, and a thesis that collectively expand upon students’ architectural knowledge in the Design | Energy | Futures concentration area. These courses teach students how to put advanced design and research methods at the service of critical, productive thinking for energy-efficient design for our global future.

In a student’s second semester, we work with each individual student to craft a suite of electives, drawn from both the school of architecture and across the university, to support a student’s specific interests in preparation for their final thesis/directed research experience.

This capstone experience embraces the complex multi-disciplinary nature of architectural projects in the 21st century by providing a framework for students to explore individual research + design interests around a series of topics supported by faculty expertise from across the university. Led by School of Architecture faculty, small groups of students working in these shared topic areas are given the opportunity to advance their work in the kinds of multi-disciplinary contexts and conversations that drive innovative practice today. Through this degree-culminating experience, we prepare students to seek, initiate, and lead these conversations upon graduation.