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)

 
Fall ARCH 811 Architectural Research 1
  Elective I 1
  Elective II 1
  Elective III 1
 
Spring ARCH 812 Field Research 1
  Elective IV 1
  Elective V 1
  Elective VI 1
 
Summer  ARCH 815 Research Report 2
     
 
  Total Course Units: 10


 

Dr. Daniel A. Barber

Associate Professor of Architecture
Chair, Graduate Group in Architecture
barberda@design.upenn.edu