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Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Degree in Architecture

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program prepares and empowers the graduate through education and the process of designing and creating–to make visual and physical changes to our built environment that enhance both its quality and our experience of it.

Upon completion of the graduate level Final Project, students are able to make positive contributions to the practice of architecture and urban design.

Both the 63-unit and 87-unit degree program tracks are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which governs all architectural schools seeking accreditation.

Note: All placement into architecture classes is pending ESL evaluation, ESL 604 placement necessary to start architecture classes.

  1. Applicants who graduate from a NAAB accredited 5 year B.ARCH program or equivalent with international ERES evaluation are eligible for Track I (63 units). Final placement will be determined after portfolio review.
  2. Applicants who graduate from a 4 or 5 year non-NAAB accredited Bachelor’s program in Architecture are eligible for Track I (63 units). Final placement will be determined after portfolio review.
  3. Applicants who graduate with an unrelated undergraduate degree will be placed into Track II (87 units)

As per NAAB applicants are required to provide proof of 45 non-architecture related units from their undergraduate degree. ERES evaluation or official transcripts required to determine unit count. A minimum of 105 undergraduate units are required to enter the Track I (63-units) program and a minimum of 81 units are required to enter the Track II (87-units) program.   

Master of Architecture (M.Arch) 63 – Track I

Learning Outcomes: Degree Breakdowns: Sample M.ARCH I Graduation Plan

M.Arch Track I Unit Requirements

Major 48 units
Directed Study 6 units
Electives* 9 units
TOTAL 63 units
*Per director approval

Master of Architecture (M.Arch) 87 – Track II

Learning Outcomes: Degree Breakdowns: Sample M.ARCH II Graduation Plan

M.Arch Track II Unit Requirements

Major 66 units
Directed Study 6 units
Electives* 15 units
TOTAL 87 units
*Per director approval

Architecture M.Arch Degree Requirements

  • Successful completion of Final Thesis Project
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units (Track I) or 87 units (Track II)

 

Sample M.ARCH I Graduation Plan (6 semesters)
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
FALL ARH 602
ARH 609 (6 units)
ARH 620
__________
12 units
ARH 659
Elective by advisement
Elective by advisement
__________
9 units
MIDPOINT PRESENTATION

ARH 614
ARH 642
ARH 690
__________
9 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING ARH 604
ARH 608 (6 units)
ARH 641
__________
12 units
ARH 605
ARH 606
ARH 619 (6 units)
__________
12 units
FINAL PRESENTATION

ARH 800 (6 units)
Elective by advisement
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER

 

 

 

Totals 24 units 21 units 18 units
  Master of Architecture Degree
NOTES
  • Graduation plans vary by individual degree progress
  • Graduate Academic Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall and Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units for Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions

 

Sample M.ARCH I Accelerated Graduation Plan (5 semesters)
  1st Year 2nd Year
FALL ARH 602
ARH 609(6 units)
ARH 620
ARH 641
__________
15 units
MIDPOINT PRESENTATION

ARH 605
ARH 606
ARH 619(6 units)
ARH 690
__________
15 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING ARH 604
ARH 608 (6 units)
ARH 642
ARH 659
__________
15 units
ARH 614
ARH 800 (6 units)
Elective by advisement
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Elective by advisement
Elective by advisement
__________
6 units

 

 

Totals 36 units 27 units
  Master of Architecture Degree
NOTES
  • Graduation plans vary by individual degree progress
  • Graduate Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall and Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units for Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions

 

Sample M.ARCH II Graduation Plan (8 semesters)
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
FALL ARH 650
ARH 651
ARH 652
__________
9 units
ARH 602
Elective by advisement
Elective by advisement
__________
9 units
ARH 604
ARH 608 (6 units)
ARH 642
ARH 659
__________
15 units
ARH 606
ARH 619 (6 units)
ARH 690
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING ARH 640
ARH 653
ARH 654
__________
9 units
ARH 609 (6 units)
ARH 620
ARH 641
__________
12 units
ARH 605
ARH 614
Elective by advisement
Elective by advisement
__________
12 units
FINAL PRESENTATION

ARH 800 (6 units)
Elective by advisement
__________
9 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER

 

 

 

 

Totals 18 units 21 units 27 units 21 units
  Master of Architecture Degree
NOTES
  • Graduation plans vary by individual degree progress
  • Graduate Academic Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall and Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units for Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions

 

Sample M.ARCH II Accelerated Graduation Plan (7 semesters)
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
FALL ARH 650
ARH 651
ARH 652
Elective by advisement
__________
12 units
ARH 602
ARH 609 (6 units)
ARH 620
ARH 641
__________
15 units
MIDPOINT PRESENTATION

ARH 605
ARH 606
ARH 619 (6 units)
ARH 690
__________
15 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING ARH 640
ARH 653
ARH 654
Elective by advisement
__________
12 units
ARH 604
ARH 608 (6 units)
ARH 642
ARH 659
__________
15 units
FINAL PRESENTATION

ARH 614
ARH 800 (6 units)
Elective by Advisement
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession  
SUMMER

 

Elective by advisement
Elective by advisement
__________
6 units

 

 

Totals 24 units 36 units 27 units
  Master of Architecture Degree
NOTES
  • Graduation plans vary by individual degree progress
  • Graduate Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall and Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units for Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
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