Master of Architecture (Three-Year Program)

The Three-Year Master of Architecture degree curriculum provides a graduate-level course of study for students who have successfully completed a four-year Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in a discipline other than Architecture.

Graduate Students participate in a rigorous exploration into the field of architecture through the creative lens of making. Course work is comprehensive, exposing students to a wide range of professional avocations in the field of architecture. With an emphasis on developing critical thinking skills and design expertise in the design studio sequence, studio projects address tectonic, social, and environmental themes at multiple scales. Students learn through iterative making to synthesize present day critical themes of inquiry and discovery to become forward thinkers for the future.

First-year coursework includes Graduate Foundations Studios complimented with History, Theory and Technology courses. Students advance to Graduate Design Studios in the second year and their research in courses and studios inform one another, ensuring the development of fundamental skill and knowledge sets.

Third-year coursework focuses on the development of advanced, research-based inquiry through the Special Topics Travel Studios in the fall and Thesis studio investigations in the spring. The fall studios are supported with a seminar on research methods and a Thesis Preparatory Course.   

The Master of Architecture program offers each student the opportunity to contribute to ongoing architectural discourses by cultivating their unique vision through intentional inquiry and making.

If you have any further questions about the three-year program, please contact:

Michael W, MacPhail AIA
Chair, Department of Architecture
Phone: (617) 989-4455
Email: macphailm@wit.edu

 

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester Course Credits
ARCH7000 Graduate Foundation Studio 01 6
ARCH7250 Graduate History Lecture 4
ARCH7300 Technology 01 4
ARCH7350 2D/3D Media Processes OR 4
ARCH8750 Concentration Studies 4
Total 18

Spring Semester Course Credits
ARCH7500 Graduate Foundation Studio 02 6
ARCH7550 History/Theory Seminar  4
ARCH7600 Technology 02 4
ARCH8750 Concentration Studies OR 4
ELECTIVE General 4
Total 18


SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester Course Credits
ARCH8000 Advanced Graduate Studio 01 6
ARCH8250 Advanced Technology & Materials 4
ARCH8300 Applied Research & Design 01 4
ARCH8400 Structures 01 OR 3
ARCH8750 Concentration Studies OR 4
ELECTIVE Architecture 4
Total 18

Spring Semester Course Credits
ARCH8500 Advanced Graduate Studio 02 6
ARCH8650 Fabrication Methods 4
ARCH8700 Applied Research & Design 02 4
ARCH8750 Concentration Studies OR 4
ARCH8800 Structures 02 OR 3
ELECTIVE Architecture 4
Total 18


THIRD YEAR
Fall Semester Course Credits
ARCH9000 Studio 09: Special Topics  6
ARCH9200 Thesis Prep I 4
ARCH9300 Thesis Prep II 4
ELECTIVE Architecture 4
Total 18

Spring Semester Course Credits
ARCH9500 Studio 10: Thesis 6
ARCH9600 Professional Perspectives 4
ARCH9700 Advanced Topics 4
ELECTIVE General  4
Total 18

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