Master of Science in Architecture
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Architecture offers an advanced, specialized degree, with a research concentration in either Design Computing or History and Theory. Candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. (Please note: candidates seeking to pursue careers in the professional practice of architecture who do not already hold a professionally accredited degree in architecture should apply to the Two+ or Three+Year Master of Architecture Program.)
DESIGN COMPUTING STREAM
Students in the MS Program in Design Computing participate in hands-on, active exploration of design, computing, and the built environment. Students in this program work in the Design Machine Group [DMG], a collaborative research-studio which fosters innovation and actively seeks ideas that will shape the future of design and information technology.
Students in the History and Theory stream examine the architectural, cultural, and political forces that have shaped the continuing discourse of modernity in architecture. Students follow a curriculum that builds research skills, preparing them to do advanced scholarly work in the field. They work closely with faculty advisors to select courses that best suit their research interests and to prepare a clear and focused thesis topic.