Graduate Architecture

The Master of Science degree, first offered in 1984, is intended for individuals with an undergraduate professional degree in architecture who wish to pursue a self-directed program of study at the advanced level. It enables students to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the discipline and the profession. A total of ten approved courses are required, including one course in Architectural Theory and an individually directed selection of electives from the Master of Architecture program, and a qualifying exam. This degree is normally completed in one calendar year. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in architecture.

Applicants for the M.S. must submit a digital portfolio of their work, statement of intent, and a sample of their writing (in English) through the online application along with the standard application materials.

M.S. Degree Curriculum (Total Course Units: 10)

 
FallARCH 811Architectural Research1
 Elective I1
 Elective II1
 Elective III1
 
SpringARCH 812Field Research1
 Elective IV1
 Elective V1
 Elective VI1
 
Summer ARCH 815Research Report2
   
 
 Total Course Units:10

Dr. David Leatherbarrow, Professor of Architecture
Chair, Graduate Group in Architecture
leatherb@design.upenn.edu