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Master of Arts in Architectural Studies [MAAS]

The Master of Arts in Architectural Studies [MAAS] is an advanced degree focused on deep research into the built environment. Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Architectural Studies must have earned a four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Students must select one of the areas of advanced study as listed. The Master of Arts in Architectural Studies is an advanced degree. It is not a post-professional degree.

Master of Arts in Architectural Studies Degree Plan

Students must have a minimum of 30 credit hours of approved study that include the following:

  • 9 credit hours in advanced, prescribed courses as described below.
  • 21 credit hours of elective study approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. Students must obtain approval of their degree plans, including electives, before the conclusion of the first semester of enrollment.

Some prerequisites may be required.

SAMPLE MASTER OF ARTS IN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

Semester 1 — Fall Core

 

Topical Design Studio (7600)   

6 Units

Master Project Prep (6393)​​​

3 Units

Elective​​​​            ​​​​/Independent Research

​​​​3 Units

Elective​​​​            ​​​​/Independent Research

3 Units

Fall Total:​​​​​

15 Units

Semester 2 — Spring Core

 

Advanced Master Project Studio (7602)

6 Units

Elective​​​​            ​​​​/Independent Research

3 Units

Elective​​​​            /Independent Research

3 Units

Elective​​​​            ​​​​/Independent Research

3 Units

Fall Total:​​​​​

15 Units 


Total Degree Requirements:​​​    

30 Units

 

This degree is intended for students already possessing a four year Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University.