M.Arch Expansion Announcement

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M.Arch Expansion Announcement

June 25, 2013

The University of Southern California School of Architecture is pleased to announce the expansion of its internationally renowned professional Master of Architecture [M.ARCH] degree to now allow students with non-architectural undergraduate degrees to apply for admission. In previous years, only students with pre-professional bachelor’s degrees in architectural studies had been allowed admission with advanced standing into what is commonly called a +2 program. Students with any four-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree are now encouraged to apply—those without previous architectural coursework will complete the full three-year program whereas those with previous architectural course work can continue to apply for advanced standing.

 

This Master of Architecture fully prepares graduates for the present and future professional activities in the ever-evolving field of architecture. As a NAAB accredited professional degree, the six-semester curriculum consists of carefully crafted sequences in the areas of design, history, theory, technology, environmental systems, and digital aptitudes. During the first two years, the curriculum provides a solid intellectual base of professional knowledge critical to future practice; in the final year, the curriculum is design for students to extend that core knowledge to engage in the most profound issues confronting the built environment today. Throughout the program, the emphasis on the design studio sequence allows students to synthesize the social, environmental, and tectonic thinking through informed design practice. Taking advantage of the exceptional number of elective opportunities within the School, all students are encouraged to develop a tailored curriculum, and if possible, to complete one of the several graduate certificates offered by the School or within the university-at-large. Applications for admission will be accepted this Fall 2013 with the first class to start Fall 2014.