Master of Architecture—Two-Year Program
This program offers students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from an institution other than Northeastern to engage in the urban-focused curriculum that is offered at the School of Architecture.
Students in their first semester have the option to either study in our Berlin program in Germany or study in Boston. Both the Berlin Design Studio and Boston Option Design Studio focus on urban housing and its aggregation. Students have the opportunity to learn and develop new patterns of housing specifically for those cities with their individual design interventions. The Comprehensive Design Studio in the second semester challenges the students to consider architectural connections at all scales, from architectural detail, to architectural systems, to the whole building and its urban context.
In the final year, students engage in a two-semester research and design project based on pertinent contemporary topics chosen by the graduate faculty, or students may propose an independent research and design project. Team research is conducted and compiled into online and physical research books. This body of compiled research then becomes the basis of the intellectual framework for the individual students' design projects. This final degree project parallels an in-depth two-semester professional practice sequence that analyzes all of the contingencies of successful architectural projects, including architectural offices and their project management strategies, real estate development criteria, and associated project finance.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
|ARCH 5115||Option Studio||6|
|ARCH 5120||Comprehensive Design Studio||6|
|ARCH 7130||Master’s Research Studio||6|
|ARCH 6430||Case Studies 1||4|
|ARCH 6440||Case Studies 2||4|
|Building and Environment|
|ARCH 5210||Environmental Systems||4|
|ARCH 5220||Integrated Building Systems||4|
|Topics and Seminar|
|ARCH 5310||Design Tactics and Operations||4|
|ARCH 6330||Seminar in Modern Architecture||4|
|ARCH 6340||Graduate Topics in Architecture||4|
|ARCH 7140||Master’s Degree Project||6|
|Complete 8–16 semester hours (5000 level or above) from outside the following subject area:||8-16|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
60–68 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required
|Fall||Hours||Spring||Hours||Summer 1||Hours||Summer 2||Hours|
|ARCH 5115||6||ARCH 5120||6||Vacation||0||Vacation||0|
|ARCH 5210 (and)||4|
|ARCH 5310 (or)||4||Elective (Optional)||4|
|ARCH 6330||4||ARCH 6340||4|
|ARCH 6430||4||ARCH 6440||4|
|ARCH 7130||6||ARCH 7140||6|
|Total Hours: 68|