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Architecture M.S.

School of Architecture
College of Design
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Contact Information
School of Architecture, University of Minnesota, 145 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-7866; fax: 612-624-5743)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 34
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The School of Architecture offers four distinct master of science in architecture degrees: 1) MS in architecture, sustainable design track (plan A or B); 2) MS in architecture, heritage conservation and preservation track (plan A or B); 3) MS in architecture, metropolitan design track (plan A, B, or C); and, 4) MS in architecture, research practices track (plan C only). Each of the above has its own unique application requirements, prerequisites, and curriculum structure. Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the degree programs section of the School of Architecture website for additional information: http://arch.design.umn.edu. Students who successfully complete the a master of science in architecture degree are eligible to receive 936 hours of IDP credit—that is 17% of the 5,600 hours of mandatory internship for registration as an architect. To receive the IDP credit, the MS degree must be earned after receiving the MArch degree. The MS metropolitan design track requires summer semester coursework. The other three MS tracks do not require summer semester work.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Each of the master of science in architecture programs has its own unique application requirements, prerequisites, and curriculum structure. Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the degree programs section of the School of Architecture website for additional information: http://arch.design.umn.edu.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • MELAB
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 18 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 27 to 28 major credits and 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
Plan C: Plan C requires 24 to 30 major credits and 0 to 6 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
MArch/MS Students may take a total of 24 credits in common among the academic programs.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Sustainable Design
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A or Plan B.
The sustainable design track of the MS admits from diverse design and environmental backgrounds. Candidates for the program include, practicing design professionals, architecture graduate students, engineering and environmental science professionals, and related disciplines. Ideal applicants will have a clear sustainable design research agenda, experience in environmental design or design production, and a desire to develop new knowledge in the sustainable design field. The sustainable design track's goals are to foster sustainable design education, research, and practice and to create a significant positive impact on sustainable design in the region and nation. It will achieve these goals by providing courses and research opportunities that: • Promote excellence and innovations in regional and global ecological design practice and research. • Contribute to the evolving and emerging sustainable design practice and research knowledge base, which includes ecological, environmental, social, and economic issues and impacts. • Provide architectural designers and researchers with qualitative and quantitative knowledge, methods, and tools to implement sustainable design in professional practice.
Required Coursework
Take the following courses for a total of 12 credits:
ARCH 8561 - Sustainable Design Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
ARCH 8567 - Site and Water Issues in Sustainable Design (3.0 cr)
ARCH 8563 - Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Issues in Sustainable Design (3.0 cr)
ARCH 8565 - Materials Performance in Sustainable Building (3.0 cr)
Architecture Electives
Take at least 6 ARCH elective credits, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies.
ARCH 5xxx
ARCH 8xxx
Electives Outside Architecture
Take at least 6 credits outside the major, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies.
Plan A Requirements
Take 10 master's thesis credits.
ARCH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Plan B Requirements
Take at least 10 additional credits, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies.
Heritage Conservation & Preservation
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A or Plan B.
The heritage conservation and preservation track of the Architecture MS offers courses and research opportunities in the study of the preservation of historic buildings, districts, and landscapes, as well as the design and management of cultural heritage sites. The track explores heritage on several distinct but related levels. It examines the materiality of heritage resources through documentation, diagnosis, and the design of treatment interventions. It also encourages critical analysis and assessment of the cultural values that underlie and define preservation policies, laws, and professional norms. Through fieldwork, case studies, and courses that investigate regional, national, and global heritage, the track focuses on the philosophy, policy, technology, economics, and social implications of heritage preservation.
Required Coursework
Take the following courses for a total of 6 credits:
ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5673 - Historic Property Research and Documentation (3.0 cr)
Heritage Conservation and Preservation Electives
Take 2 courses from the following list for at least 6 credits:
ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5411 - Principles of Design Theory (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5412 - Architecture: A Global and Cultural History (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5670 - Topics in Historic Preservation (1.0-3.0 cr)
ARCH 5672 - Historic Building Conservation (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5674 - World Heritage Conservation (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5676 - Economics of Heritage Preservation (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5677 - Preservation of the Vernacular Built Environment and Cultural Landscape (3.0 cr)
Architecture Electives
Take at least 6 ARCH elective credits, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies.
ARCH 5xxx
ARCH 8xxx
Electives Outside Architecture
Take at least 6 credits outside the major, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies.
XXXX 5xxx
XXXX 6xxx
XXXX 7xxx
XXXX 8xxx
Plan A Requirements
Take 10 master's thesis credits.
ARCH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Plan B Requirements
Take an additional 9 to 10 credits, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies.
Metropolitan Design
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C.
The metropolitan design track of the Architecture MS is an advanced program intended for individuals who are keenly interested in the study of cities and their metropolitan regions. The track combines strong design instruction supported by applied research courses in urban design history and theory. The objective is to train students to work across a large range of urban scales and become familiar with the social, ecological, economic, and political interactions that eventually shape the quality of city living. It is open to professionals from the design disciplines and provides concurrent options for graduate students enrolled in the MArch and MLA professional programs. Concurrent students must graduate from the Architecture MS (metropolitan design track) after they have successfully completed their professional programs.
Required Coursework
Take the following courses for a total of 12 credits:
ARCH 5711 - Theory and Principles of Urban Design (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5721 - Case Studies in Urban Design (3.0 cr)
ARCH 8255 - Graduate Architectural Design V (6.0 cr)
Electives Outside Architecture
Take at least 6 credits outside the major, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies.
Remaining Electives
Take elective credits from the following list, in consultation with the advisor or director of Graduate Studies, to meet minimum major and total course credit requirements:
ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5731 - Territorial City (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5361 - 3-D Computer Architectural Modeling and Design (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5750 - Topics in Urban Design (1.0-4.0 cr)
PA 5511 - Community Economic Development (3.0 cr)
PA 8203 - Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies and Theories (4.0 cr)
HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment (4.0 cr)
HSG 5464 - Understanding Housing: Assessment and Analysis (3.0 cr)
HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class (3.0 cr)
LA 5405 - Interdisciplinary Studies in Landscape Architecture (1.0-6.0 cr)
ARCH 8561 - Sustainable Design Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
LA 5204 - Metropolitan Landscape Ecology (3.0 cr)
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5722 - Environmental and Resource Economics Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5723 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5204 - Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics (3.0 cr)
PA 5211 - Land Use Planning (3.0 cr)
PA 5212 - Managing Urban Growth and Change (3.0 cr)
PA 5231 - Transit Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
PA 5261 - Housing Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 5802 - Global Economic Policy (3.0 cr)
PA 8202 - Networks and Places: Transportation, Land Use, and Design (4.0 cr)
Plan A Requirements
Take 10 master's thesis credits.
ARCH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Research Practices
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The Research Practices track addresses two goals: providing a structured path to licensure totaling seven years, and integrating research with practice.
Required Coursework
Take the following courses for a total of 18 credits:
ARCH 5609 - Development and Implementation of Research (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5621 - Professional Practice in Architecture (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5651 - Building Stories (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5686 - Research Practices Final Project: Research into Practice (4.0 cr)
ARCH 5687 - Research Practices Final Project: Practice into Research (4.0 cr)
ARCH 5688 - Research Practices Final Project: Representation of Case Studies (1.0 cr)
Required Practicum
Take the following course twice:
ARCH 5630 - Practicum: Advanced Issues in Practice (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take two 3-credit elective courses from architecture or non-architecture offerings, in consultation with the adviser or director of graduate studies.
ARCH 5xxx
ARCH 8xxx
xxxx 5xxx
xxxx 6xxx
xxxx 7xxx
xxxx 8xxx
 
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ARCH 8561 - Sustainable Design Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
History, theory, and ethics of sustainable design processes/practices. Emphasizes approaches to sustainable architecture. Regional/global ecological issues, design strategies, methods of assessment. Primary architectural/technological implications of sustainable design theory/practice that inform design thinking/research. Sustainable design issues. Research projects, case studies, fieldwork. prereq: [5513, [grad MS or MArch]] or instr consent
ARCH 8567 - Site and Water Issues in Sustainable Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Site, water and site/building integration aspects of sustainable design. Ecological principles, site analysis. Water/site/building integration strategies, methods, and tools integrated with sustainable design issues such as energy, indoor environmental quality, and materials. Research projects, case studies, measurement methods. prereq: [5512, [grad MS or MArch student]] or instr consent
ARCH 8563 - Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Issues in Sustainable Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Energy/IEQ aspects of sustainable design related to global environmental issues. Energy/IEQ strategies, methods, and tools as applied to sustainable building design. Research projects, case studies. prereq: [5513, [grad MS or MArch]] or instr consent
ARCH 8565 - Materials Performance in Sustainable Building
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Building-material properties, resource conservation, fabrication/construction processes in production of high performance sustainable building designs. Application of assessment/evaluation tools (LCA, BEES, Athena or LEED) for IEQ, waste reduction and management with an emphasis on experimental/analytic methods. Aesthetic/technical solutions that integrate design selection processes, construction methods, commissioning processes, and facility management, maintenance, and decommissioning. prereq: [5512, grad MS or March]] or instr consent
ARCH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only
ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, origins of historic preservation. Historic archaeology/research, descriptive analysis, documentation of historic buildings. Government's role in historic preservation, preservation standards/guidelines, preservation/building codes, preservation advocacy.
ARCH 5673 - Historic Property Research and Documentation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Philosophy, theory, methods of historic building research. Descriptive analysis of buildings, building documentation, historical archaeology, architectural taxonomy. prereq: [3412, 3641, 4671, 5671, 4672 or 5672] or instr consent
ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study in architectural history. Readings, research, seminar reports.
ARCH 5411 - Principles of Design Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of design and their instrumentation. How and why architecture theory is generated. Types and significance of formal analysis. Theoretical positions and modes of criticism. prereq: M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5412 - Architecture: A Global and Cultural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines the history of architecture from a global perspective, addressing a variety of traditions and geographical locations, and following their interconnections and exchanges.
ARCH 5670 - Topics in Historic Preservation
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Selected topics in the theory, philosophy, research, and methods of architectural historic preservation.
ARCH 5672 - Historic Building Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historic building materials, systems, and methods of conservation. Discussion of structural systems, building repair and pathology, introduction of new environmental systems in historic buildings, and conservation of historic interiors. Research on historic building materials and techniques using primary and secondary resources and on documentation of a specific historic site through large-format photography and measured drawings. prereq: 3412, 5671 or instr consent
ARCH 5674 - World Heritage Conservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Investigations of World Heritage conservation and nomination for the preservation of historic buildings and sites and their management for public use. Case studies link current practices, methods, and solutions with expert preservationists, site conservationists and local communities in the development and design of preservation strategies. prereq: MS in Arch-HP concentration or M.ARCH or MLA or instr consent
ARCH 5676 - Economics of Heritage Preservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theory and practice of heritage preservation-based community redevelopment/economics. Financial aspects of real estate development. Case studies of recent historic rehabilitation projects throughout Minnesota. Financial feasibility and compliance with design guidelines/regulatory aspects. Financial incentives in other states/how new policies in Minnesota might positively influence preservation activity.
ARCH 5677 - Preservation of the Vernacular Built Environment and Cultural Landscape
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student, open to upper level (junior/senior) undergraduates with #. Honors student encouraged.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theoretical, methodological, practical implications of preserving vernacular environment such as commercial blocks, strips/buildings, warehouses/sheds, wharves/piers, abandoned streetcar tracks/railroad spurs. prereq: Grad student, open to upper level (junior/senior) undergraduates with instr consent. Honors student encouraged.
ARCH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only
ARCH 5711 - Theory and Principles of Urban Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Seminar. Debate on dominant theories/paradigms informing city design from renaissance to 21th century. Critical issues central to current debates. prereq: M Arch major or LA grad major or grad student or instr consent
ARCH 5721 - Case Studies in Urban Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arch/LA 5721
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading seminar. Evolution of contemporary city. Dynamics that created contemporary urban spatial patterns. Planning/design theories that have guided public interventions in built environment. Thematic texts, classroom discussions. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ARCH 8255 - Graduate Architectural Design V
Credits: 6.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental architectural problems involving design as a creative inquiry. Individual/collaborative effort. prereq: [8254, grad Arch major] or instr consent
ARCH 5410 - Topics in Architectural History
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced study in architectural history. Readings, research, seminar reports.
ARCH 5441 - Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01735
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of major architectural monuments, urban phenomena, and landscape forms of Minnesota. Interrelationships between architecture, geography, and people. prereq: [3411, 3412] recommended
ARCH 5731 - Territorial City
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01721
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar. Students research, define, and test conditions within which the territory and contemporary city coexist. Site for research is Twin Cities metropolitan area. Readings, discussions, field trips, collaborative development of urban proposals.
ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, origins of historic preservation. Historic archaeology/research, descriptive analysis, documentation of historic buildings. Government's role in historic preservation, preservation standards/guidelines, preservation/building codes, preservation advocacy.
ARCH 5361 - 3-D Computer Architectural Modeling and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01240 - Arch 4361/Arch 5361
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of 3D computer modeling for representation in abstract/realistic ways. Computer modeling software. Creation/arrangement of objects, setting up lighting, developing surface materials, creating still renderings/animations. Ways in which computer visualization can be used for design exploration, for feedback during development of ideas, and for realistic representation of fully formed designs. prereq: M Arch major
ARCH 5750 - Topics in Urban Design
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special topics in theory/practice of urban design.
PA 5511 - Community Economic Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Contexts/motivations behind community economic development activities. Alternative strategies for organizing/initiating economic development projects. Tools/techniques for economic development analysis/planning (market analysis, feasibility studies, development plans). Implementation at local level. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 8203 - Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies and Theories
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Policymaking/politics of planning in housing, community development, social policy. Connecting policy to local/regional politics. Role of institutional decision-making structures on policy outcomes. Importance of citizens, social movements, interest groups in policymaking process. prereq: Major/minor in urban and regional planning or PA PhD or instr consent
HSG 5467 - Housing and the Social Environment
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01739
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Housing choices in context of social environment. Emphasizes special needs of elderly, disabled, minorities, large families, female-headed households, and low-income households. Students conduct a post-occupancy evaluation of housing.
HSG 5464 - Understanding Housing: Assessment and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analytical design applied to analysis/presentation of housing/housing-related data. Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to display, analyze, and communicate spatial data related to housing.
HSG 8463 - Housing: Race and Class
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Intersections between housing, race, and class. How housing reflects and helps to constitute racial/class difference. Housing as spatial expression of race/class. Case studies.
LA 5405 - Interdisciplinary Studies in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research, planning, or design projects. Topics vary. prereq: instr consent
ARCH 8561 - Sustainable Design Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
History, theory, and ethics of sustainable design processes/practices. Emphasizes approaches to sustainable architecture. Regional/global ecological issues, design strategies, methods of assessment. Primary architectural/technological implications of sustainable design theory/practice that inform design thinking/research. Sustainable design issues. Research projects, case studies, fieldwork. prereq: [5513, [grad MS or MArch]] or instr consent
LA 5204 - Metropolitan Landscape Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories/principles of holistic landscape ecology. People, nature, and environmental stewardship in metropolitan landscapes. Urban areas, rural areas that provide food, water, energy, and recreation. prereq: BED accelerated status or LA grad student or instr consent
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5722 - Environmental and Resource Economics Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
PA 5723 - Water Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01827
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociocultural, legal, economic, and environmental forces affecting supply/use of water by individuals, sectors, and governance institutions. Historical trends; water laws in United States and internationally. Institutional structures for managing water at federal, state, and local levels. Current water-related issues/policies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5204 - Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Behavioral theories of internal spatial arrangement, functioning, characteristics of cities at macro level/how they produce system of cities. Factors influencing urban spatial structure over time. Urban form, land use/rent. Spatial expression of economic, social, political forces. prereq: urban/regional planning Major/minor in or public affairs PhD or instr consent
PA 5211 - Land Use Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Physical/spatial basis for land use planning at community/regional level. Role of public sector in guiding private development. Land use regulations, comprehensive planning, growth management, innovative land use planning/policies. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5212 - Managing Urban Growth and Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Theory/practice of planning, promoting, and controlling economic growth/change in urban areas. Economic development tools available to state/local policymakers, historic context of their use in the United States. legal, social, and economic implementation constraints. Interactions among economic, social, and demographic trends. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5231 - Transit Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/techniques related to implementing transit systems. Historical perspective, characteristics of travel demand, demand management. Evaluating/benchmarking system performance. Transit-oriented development. Analyzing alternative transit modes. System design/finance. Case studies, field projects. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5261 - Housing Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00988 - Hsg 5463/PA 5261
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Institutional/environmental setting for housing policy in the United States. Competing views of solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5802 - Global Economic Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic logic of globalization, national policy objectives, international finance/financial institutions, international trade and agreements including regional pacts and the WTO, global environmental and resource governance, immigration and emigration, and development challenges. prereq: Major in [public affairs or public policy] or instr consent
PA 8202 - Networks and Places: Transportation, Land Use, and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Relationship between land use and transportation. Developing synthetic design skills for linking land use transportation in urban/regional settlements. Economic, political, legal, institutional frameworks for planning. Parallel practicum assignment. prereq: Major/minor in urban and regional planning or PA PhD or instr consent
ARCH 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only
ARCH 5609 - Development and Implementation of Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Bridge gaps among architectural research, design, practice. Forum for students to independently develop research topics/implement research methods related to architectural scholarship/practice, aided by classmates, instructor, guest lecturers. prereq: instr consent
ARCH 5621 - Professional Practice in Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Legal, ethical, business, and practical requirements of architectural practice. Contemporary and historical models of contract formation, business principles, accounting, project management, design services, and marketing. prereq: M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5651 - Building Stories
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Professional practice education by means of case study analysis.
ARCH 5686 - Research Practices Final Project: Research into Practice
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course is the first of a three-­course final project sequence required as the capstone experience for MS-­RP students. The course provides a forum for understanding the current state of research in the design and building industry and its trajectories and trends. Student projects will apply this knowledge to a regionally based commercial or non-­⿐profit practices in the building industry, assessing the firm⿿s research capacity, mapping its potential in context of innovative precedents and suggesting future growth. prereq: MS-RP student
ARCH 5687 - Research Practices Final Project: Practice into Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course is the second of a three-­course final project sequence required as the capstone experience for MS-­RP students. Building upon the previous semester understanding the state of research in the building industry, this course develops a single case study project in comparative context of contemporary practice. The work of individual students adds to a collective knowledge base on project best practices and development of industry-­⿐ wide metrics and standards. Course meets concurrently with ARCH 5688 Representation of Case Studies. prereq: Arch 5686
ARCH 5688 - Research Practices Final Project: Representation of Case Studies
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course is the third of a three-­course final project sequence required as the capstone experience for MS-­RP students. This course meets concurrently to ARCH 5687 Practice into Research. Information graphics are essential to understanding and explaining critical issues in a case study. The format of information can be designed to emphasize comparisons between projects or to highlight unique characteristics of individual projects. This course will explore a variety of strategies commonly used in case study documentation and ask the student to apply one method to present the case developed in ARCH 5687. prereq: Arch 5686
ARCH 5630 - Practicum: Advanced Issues in Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced architectural practice topics not normally covered in curricula are examined/evaluated as foundation for licensure/ARE 4.0 testing processes. prereq: M.S. Architecture or M.Arch