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Master in Architecture II (MArch II), Postprofessional Degree

The program leading to the Master in Architecture as a postprofessional degree is intended for individuals who have completed a five-year undergraduate professional program in architecture or its equivalent. The course of study extends the base of knowledge of the professional field through graduate study with particular emphasis on design. Students advance and expand their theoretical and analytical skills by developing a course of study that compensates for weaknesses and enhances areas of strength. A minimum of one-half of the electives in the student's curriculum must be from courses offered by the GSD. Students in the program may elect to pursue their research interests in an independent design thesis. Students who choose to prepare a thesis must obtain approval of their course of studies from the program director by the end of the first semester of studies.

Preparation for Admission

Individuals who have completed a comprehensive five-year professional bachelor of architecture degree or its equivalent, demonstrating high achievement in design, are eligible for admission. Programs leading to postprofessional degrees do not need to be accredited, as applicants would normally have already completed the degree required for certification.

Residence

A minimum of four terms of full-time study in residence is required for award of the degree.

MArch II Degree Requirements - updated for academic year 2014-15

*for requirements in prior entering years, please contact Jen Swartout

Requirements for Award of Degree

A candidate will be recommended for the Master in Architecture as a postprofessional degree upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 80 units. MArch II students pursue the following four semester course of study:

First Semester

Studio Option*

 

8 units

GSD 9601

Proseminar

4 units

Electives

General Electives*

8 units


Second Semester

Studio Option*

 

8 units

GSD 7416

Practice as Project

4 units

Electives

General Electives*

8 units

 

Third Semester

Super Studio

 Part I

8 units

GSD XXXX

Teaching Techniques

4 units

Electives

General Electives**

8 units

 

Fourth Semester

Super Studio

 Part II

8 (or 12) units

Electives

General Electives**

(8 or ) 12 units


OR

Third Semester

Option Studio

 

8 units

GSD XXXX

Teaching Techniques

4 units

Electives

General Electives*

8 units

 

Fourth Semester

GSD 9301

Independent Design Thesis

12 units

Electives

General Electives*

8 units

 

*A minimum of one-half of the electives in the student's curriculum must be from courses offered by the GSD. Students are eligible to fulfill electives through cross-registered courses at Harvard schools, MIT or the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.


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