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  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)


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Master Requirements for Architecture


Architecture
www.arch.utah.edu
Architecture Building 332
801-585-5354
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Minimum 2 Year Program Master Hours: 53/54
Minimum 3+ Program Master Hours: 100

The professional program leading to the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) Degree prepares students for careers as licensed architectus and is a foundation for success in many other fields.

The Master of Architecture program is predicated upon a strong pre-professional degree in architecture. The curriculum affords a degree of choice and flexibility where the graduate student is responsible for assembling, within certain guidelines, a program tailored to the individual’s interests and intentions. The M.Arch. curriculum is composed of several study areas. In most areas a choice of courses is offered. The student selects from these offerings to meet the amount of study required for the area. Three areas are exceptions to this pattern: Professional Practice, where a series of four session long courses are required; Final Project, and electives. Electives may be drawn from the offerings in architecture and planning as well as a broad list of graduate level course offered by the University. Courses taken in the M.Arch study areas which exceed the number of courses required for the area also may be used as electives. Complete guidelines for electives are found in the Architecture Policy Handbook.

Admission Requirements:

Students may enter the Master of Architecture program from several different backgrounds:

2 Year Program: Students who hold a B.S. in architectural studies from the University of Utah may be admitted to the Master of Architecture program. Applicants should submit a portfolio directly to the School of Architecture, plus an online Application for Admission to Graduate School, along with a written statement of purpose and other required documentation, before January 1st and December 1st for international applicants.

Students who completed a pre-professional degree in architecture at another university may be admitted to the Master of Architecture program. If necessary, based on a portfolio, transcript review and possible diagnostic examination, some prerequisite work may be required. Applicants should submit a portfolio directly to the School of Architecture, plus an online Application for Admission to Graduate School, along with three letters of recommendation, a written statement of purpose, and other required documentation, before January 1st for resident and non- resident applicants and December 1st for international applicants.

3+ Program: Students who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than architecture may be admitted to a three year plus one summer course of study, referred to as the 3+ Program, to obtain the Master of Architecture degree. Prior to admission, students need to have completed one course in calculus and a one year, trigonometry based, college level, general physics course or a first semester physics course and an approved second semester science based course. They should possess at least an introductory-level ability in drawing with emphasis in free hand sketching. They should also possess basic competency in word processing and spread sheet computer applications. Applicants should submit a portfolio directly to the School of Architecture, plus an online Application for Admission to Graduate School, along with three letters of recommendation, a written statement of purpose, and other required documentation, before January 1st and December 1st for international applicants. Upon admission, the student registers for a group of intensive courses during the summer. The following fall and spring semesters, the student registers for courses that are similar to those listed above for the senior year of the B.S. degree in architectural studies. With the successful completion of those courses, the student then completes the requirements of the Master of Architecture program.

Students who complete a full architecture program not accredited by NAAB (usually a foreign architecture degree) may be admitted to the Master of Architecture program. If necessary, based on a portfolio, transcript review and possible diagnostic examination, some prerequisite work may be required. A minimum of four semesters in residence are required for the M.Arch. degree. Applicants should submit a portfolio directly to the School of Architecture, plus an online application for Admission to Graduate School, along with two letters of recommendation, a written statement of purpose, and other required documentation, before January 1st and December 1st for international applicants.

Further application information and portfolio guidelines are contained on the school’s Web site.

3+ Program


After successful completion of 3+ Program Courses, continue with the 2 Year Program Requirements


2 Year Program


Professional Practice Courses


(Complete 6 Credits)

Final Studio Course


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