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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture (M.ARCH) (Non-Baccalaureate track)

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Master’s degree requirements

The Non-Baccalaureate M.ARCH program consists of a core of required professional courses supplemented by electives. The required courses include a ten-semester architectural design studio sequence and courses in structural systems, environmental systems, construction systems and computing sequences, among others.

Environmental Design Studies Program

Architecture Program

Seventh semester (16 credit hours)***

Eighth semester (14 credit hours)

Tenth semester (17 credit hours)


A minimum of twenty-nine (29) general studies elective credits must be in non-architectural studies courses. Courses that are part of the K-State 8 General Education program, in addition to any course in communications, history, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, foreign languages, or mathematics will fulfill this requirement. They may be taken in pursuit of a minor. They may be taken any time prior to or during the Architecture program and may include KSU approved AP, IB, CLEP and transfer credit.  General studies electives may include KSU approved extracurricular work as allowed by university regulations; see http://catalog.k-state.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1410&returnto=search#cred_for_extr. In addition, there is a one credit unrestricted elective.

**The M.ARCH degree requires twenty-seven (27) hours of professional support (PSE) electives, twelve (12) for undergraduate credit and fifteen (15) for graduate credit.  Of the undergraduate credits, at least three (3) hours must be planning elective credits; the other nine (9) are usually fulfilled in the 8th semester as part of the 4th year study options.  At least six (6) hours of the graduate level PSE must be architecture seminars.  See the M.ARCH Handbook for further details.  Students may not count more than three (3) total hours of department approved extracurricular PSE credits (such as Oz, NOMAS, Plot Club etc.) toward graduation. PSE credits correspond to optional studies as listed in the 2014 NAAB Conditions of Accreditation.

*** Students are encouraged to participate in off-campus study in the 4th year of the program.  Alternative study options for ARCH 606 include study abroad or attending the Kansas City Design Center. An optional academic internship program is also available. Students interested in participating in one or more of these options should meet with their academic advisor.

Most K-State 8 General Education requirements are fulfilled by required courses in the curriculum.  See Academic Advising page on the APDesign website for specific K-State 8 information.

Total credit hours required for graduation: (170) including ENVD Program

  • Undergraduate Credit Hours Required (139)
  • Graduate Credit Hours Required (31)

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