The Master of Architecture program prepares students for a variety of professional careers in the design and construction industries.
In a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting, the Architecture program balances theoretical, technical, professional, and creative knowledge. Students are prepared for careers in architecture and a wide assortment of other design-, construction-, or business-related professions. The pedagogic approach to architecture education is centered on the studio. The studio provides the appropriate environment for the assimilation and synthesis of knowledge gained throughout the curriculum by incorporating design, aesthetic, technology, and the needs of people. The sequence of studio courses provides sequentially more challenging projects and is intended to develop the student’s skills to acknowledge, analyze, articulate, and synthesize solutions pertaining to the built environment.
For those students who want to broaden their education at the graduate level, the architecture program offers several combined or dual degree programs in conjunction with other graduate programs at the University, including the M.B.A. (Barney School of Business ), the M.F.A. (Hartford Art School ), and the M.Engr.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have received an undergraduate preprofessional degree in architecture (such as a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or Architectural Engineering Technology) from an accredited college, university, or other institution and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The student’s background and preparation must be such in content and scope as to indicate the ability to complete successfully the curriculum requirements.