Master of Science in Architecture

Architectural Education

The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Architectural Education aims to provide: a solid foundation on life-long educational and cultural enrichment within the context of architecture and its allied disciplines; opportunities for undertaking studies of personal interest with the end view of producing materials for publication; and the opportunity to demonstrate professional competence in the areas of research and education.


Environmental Psychology

The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Environmental Psychology aims to help architects to improve human environments at both the micro and macro levels. Coursework addresses the social, cultural, psychological, and political issues involved in the production, use, design, and occupation of space, place, and nature. The idea behind this major is that research based in the social sciences contributes to the planning, designing, and managing of environments that enhance organizational and individual effectiveness, safety, and comfort.


Sustainable Architecture

The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Sustainable Architecture aims to provide students with the tools necessary to understand and quantify sources of energy used in buildings and landscapes and to use the design of natural and man-made systems to reduce their energy use. It focuses on the practices, processes, and materials with which a truly sustainable built environment may be created. Environmental, economic, and socially responsible solutions will be explored in studio coursework


Urban Design

The Master of Science in Architecture Major in Urban Design will provide an approach of rigorous research into urban form with a focus on available strategies for design at specific sites and in partnership with communities. It also deals with the continually evolving relationships among climate change, urbanization, global flows of capital, and natural resources as they are integrated into the design of contemporary cities.