Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
Tyler Architecture Department offers three tracks for the Master of Architecture degree: 1, 2, or 3 years depending on the students’ educational background upon entry to the degree.
The M.ARCH is the first professional degree program offered at the graduate level and is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (http://www.naab.org).
-1-year track is a +1 accelerated undergraduate-graduate program that enables qualified and eligible students to complete the 60-credit M.Arch degree within a year after graduation with the Bachelor of Science in Architecture pre-professional degree.
-2-year track is a 60-credit degree program for students who earn Temple University’s Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) degree and for students from other four-year pre-professional degree programs with equivalent course content, nationally and internationally.
-3-year track provides a curriculum of up to 90 credits for students with a degree in subjects outside of architecture or without a pre-professional degree in architecture.
For more information about the Master of Architecture tracks see the Graduate Bulletin: http://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/scd/tyler-div/architecture-march/#text
The primary focus of both curricular tracks is the design studio, intensive courses that require the synthesis of information from other courses. The 6 credit studio courses are investigative and projective, seeking to engage students with urgent urban, architectural and environmental issues. Research seminars along with courses in building technology and professional practice address questions in parallel with design studios. Elective courses allow students to pursue specializations with focus and intent. Together, the architecture courses satisfy professional accreditation requirements.
During the fall semesters of the final two years in the Master of Architecture Program, students undertake required studios that are focused on the achievement of comprehensive, integrated design skills. Spring studios in the final two years are elective in content and address a range of current architectural issues. Students may elect to undertake a studio in the summer, which will substitute for a regular semester design studio. During the final year of study, students may apply to engage in a self-directed research and design inquiry that culminates in a design thesis. The year-long architectural thesis is advanced by the individual student’s interests and skills with the guidance of an advisor.
International study at Temple’s Rome or Japan campuses is encouraged in the spring semester of the final two years.
Master of Science in Architecture
The Master of Science in Architecture is a post-professional degree for individuals who have a Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture professional degree or equivalent professional experience in architecture. The 30-credit MS in Architecture provides an opportunity for prospective students to enhance professional skills and gain additional knowledge through a studio-based program, culminating in a directed design thesis project.
-Advanced Technologies and Design:
The concentration in Advanced Technologies and Design is for candidates who want to expand their knowledge of digital and material technologies.
-Urban Ecologies and Design:
The concentration in Urban Ecologies and Design is for candidates who want to expand their knowledge of design, sustainability, and urban ecology.
-Health and Design:
The concentration in Health and Design is for candidates who want to expand their knowledge of healthcare design.
Master of Science in Facilities Planning
The Master of Science in Facilities Planning is for students who want to expand knowledge and expertise in facilities planning and management. The 30-credit program provides an opportunity for prospective students to enhance professional skills and gain additional knowledge of facilities management, with opportunities for candidates to focus on areas of interest or expertise within an interdisciplinary workshop-based program.
-Health and Design:
The optional concentration in Health and Design is for students interested in focusing on the complexities of the healthcare industry and building types. The concentration was designed in collaboration with the College of Public Health and is also offered to students with professional or academic backgrounds in health management.