Architecture, M.Arch.

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Architecture, M.Arch.

University of South Florida
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The major leading to the accredited Master of Architecture  degree is intended for students who have completed baccalaureate degrees in architecure or pre-professional majors.  Students with non-architectural majors or with a pre­ professional undergraduate major may also enter the program once pre-requisites are completed.. The comprehensive and rigorous curriculum prepares graduates for a full range of professional activities. The course of study emphasizes urban architecture and related topics to take advantage of its diverse metropolitan setting in Florida’s Tampa Bay.

The School of Architecture  and Community Design (SACD) is home to the Florida Center for Community Design and Research, is a non-profit public service institute  of the School of Architecture and Community Design. It was founded in 1986 to  assist the  citizens of Florida in the  creation  of more  livable and sustainable communities  through  applied community  design, multi-disciplinary research, and public education. The diverse staff includes architecture faculty and students,research scientists, and programmer analysts. In addition, the Center has affiliated faculty or graduate students from the Department of Anthropology, Biology, Fine Arts, Geography, and Social Work.

Admission Requirements

In order to enroll in the M.Arc. major, students must be accepted by the Office of Graduate Studies and the School of Architecture and Community Design. These are separate admission processes that involve different application forms, supportive materials, and deadlines. For more detailed information, students should see Graduate Admissions online and visit the SACD website.

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements, as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) requires

  • GRE Test Score
  • Written Statement of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio of creative work*
  • Completed 3 prerequisite courses: Physics, Calculus, and AutoCAD

*Students who do not have a body of creative work may enroll in 11 hours of studio to create the required portfolio

Courses Units

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Students who do not have a Bachelor’s in Architecture or a post-professional degree are required to complete the following pre-requisites prior to admission to the Master’s program.  Courses completed in undergraduate  pre­ professional or similar programs with a grade of B or above may apply with approval of admissions committee.   Students must have an overall minimum of 3.00 GPA for Foundational Knowledge courses.  Applicants must have completed courses in Physics, Calculus, and AutoCAD by the end of the first year in the Degree Program.

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