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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Architecture (M.ARCH) (post-baccalaureate track)

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First semester (16 credit hours)

  • ARCH 248 Fundamentals of Architectural Technology Credits: (3)
  • ARCH 350 History of the Designed Environment III Credits: (3)
  • ARCH 401 Accelerated Architectural Design Studio I Credits: (5)
  • Professional Support Elective Credits: (2)
  • Professional Support Elective Credits: (3)

Second semester (16 credit hours)

  • ARCH 274 Digital Architecture I Credits: (1)
  • ARCH 325 Environmental Design and Society Credits: (3)
  • ARCH 347 Structural Systems in Architecture I Credits: (4)
  • ARCH 402 Accelerated Architectural Design Studio II Credits: (5)
  • ARCH 433 Building Construction Systems in Arch. I Credits: (3)

Third semester (17 credit hours)

  • ARCH 373 Digital Architecture II Credits: (1)
  • ARCH 403 Architectural Design Studio III Credits: (5)
  • ARCH 413 Environmental Systems in Architecture I Credits: (4)
  • ARCH 448 Structural Systems in Architecture II Credits: (4)
  • Professional Support Elective Credits: (3)

Fourth semester (15 credit hours)

Summer semester (8 credit hours)

Sixth semester (14 credit hours)


Undergraduate Hours 72
Graduate Hours 31
Total Degree Requirement 103

Incoming students must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School – completion of their undergraduate degree and a 3.0 GPA over the last 60 hours of undergraduate study. International students must meet additional requirements of English proficiency, visa status, etc.

The following courses (or their equivalents) must be completed prior to entry into the post-baccalaureate track: MATH 100, COMM 105, PHYS 113 or PHYS 115, ENGL 200, a studio-based art or design course, and a course in architecture or art history.

*The Post-Baccalaureate degree requires 23 hours of professional support (PSE) electives, 11 for undergraduate credit and 12 for graduate credit. At least 6 hours of the 12 graduate level PSE must be architecture seminars. PSE credits correspond to optional studies as listed in the 2014 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation. See the M.Arch Handbook for further details.

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Kansas State University, College of Architecture, Planning & Design, Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

M. Arch. (139 undergraduate credits + 31 graduate credits)

M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 72 undergraduate credits + 31 graduate credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2017

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