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Urban Planning/Architecture Joint Degree

This program leads to the Master of Urban Planning and the Master of Architecture degree of the School of Architecture and Urban Design in four years. Applicants must meet admission requirements of both the School of Architecture and the Graduate Program in Urban Planning. Students pursuing the Master of Architecture may apply to the joint degree program during but not past their second year of study. Students pursuing the Master of Urban Planning may apply to the joint degree program during but not past their first year of study. 

Joint Degree in Urban Planning Leading to the Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The prospective student must fulfill certain prerequisites and procedures before acceptance in the joint degree program. These are:

1) A student must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

2) Applicants must complete one course in both calculus and physics before admittance in the joint degree program.

3) The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.

4) Applicants must be accepted separately by the Architecture and Urban Planning Programs.

5) Students pursuing the Master of Architecture may apply to the joint degree program during but not past their first semester of study. Students pursuing the Master of Urban Planning degree may apply to the joint degree during but not past their first year of study.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The student must complete:

1) All of the required courses in the Master of Architecture degree.

2) All of the required courses in the Master of Urban Planning degree.

3) Three designated courses in urban design from the Urban Planning Program (Introduction to Urban Design, Real Estate development, and Urban Design Implementation) and one course in land use planning (Introduction to Land Use Planning).

4) Six hours of electives in Architecture and six hours of electives in Urban Planning.

5) A written comprehensive examination administered by the Graduate Program in Urban Planning in the fourth year of study.

Summer (may be required of some students)

ARCH 502 Accelerated Design 1 6
ARCH 613 Visual Thinking 3

 

First Year Architecture          
Fall       Spring    
ARCH 503 Accelerated Design II 6   ARCH 504 Accelerated Design III 6
ARCH 626 Building Technology I 3   ARCH 540 Global History I 3
ARCH 665 History of Urban Design 3   ARCH 627 Building Technology II 3
ARCH 560 Site Planning 3   ARCH 530 Evrn Sys. I 3
        ARCH 524 Structures I 4

 

 

Summer    
ARCH 505 Accelerated Design IV 6
ARCH 690 Architectural Study Abroad 6

 

 

Second Year Architecture          
Fall       Spring    
ARCH 608 Arch Design V 6   ARCH 609 Comprehensive Studio 9
ARCH 531 Evrn Systems II 3   ARCH 552 Professional Practice 3
ARCH 624 Structures II 4   Grad Elective 3
ARCH 541 Global History II 3   Grad Elective 3
ARCH 658 Programming & Predesign 3        

 

 

Third Year Urban Planning          
Fall       Spring    
UBPL 741 Quant Methods I 3   UBPL 705 Econ. Anal. for Planners 3
UBPL 815 History & Theory of Planning 3   UBPL 736 Planning Institutions 3
UBPL xxx Concentration Course 3   UBPL 742 Quant Methods II 3
UBPL xxx UBPL Elective 3   UBPL xxx Concentration Course 3

 

 

Fourth Year Architecture and Urban Planning          
Fall       Spring    
ARCH 8xx Professional Options 6   ARCH 8xx Professional Options 6
UBPL 763 Professional Practice 3   ARCH xxx Arch Elective 3
UBPL 850 Urban & Regional Theory 3   ARCH xxx Arch. Elective 3
UBPL 7xx Concentration Elective 3   UBPL 7xx Concentration Implementation 3

 

Summary

Total Combined Program  
With Architecture Accelerated Courses 142
Without Architecture Accelerated Courses 133

 

Architecture Hours        
Arch. Hours with Accelerated Courses 103   Reduced Arch. Hours 15
Arch. Hours without Accelerated Courses 94   Reduced Arch. Hours 15

 

 

Urban Planning Hours        
Required Accreditation Degree Hours 39   Reduced UBPL Hours 9
         
Total Course Reduction 24      

 


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