Master of Architecture (Track II)

The Masters of Architecture is an NAAB-accredited professional degree program and is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. Graduate students who complete a recognized internship program (such as the Intern Development Program) and successfully complete the Architectural Registration Examination are able to become licensed architects.

Track II is designed for students entering with a pre-professional baccalaureate degree in architecture. Evidence of completed coursework will be evaluated using the minimum standards for satisfactory progress for graduate study at KU, curricular standards established by NAAB, and procedures approved by the architecture program. This will determine the degree of advanced placement within the Track III program such a student receives. Typically, most 4+2 students have a program of study requiring 75-76 credits of coursework. There are two options within our 4+2 M.Arch. program:

Health and Wellness The quality of the built environment has a significant impact on quality of life and well-being. With advances in architectural research, we know of correlations between asthma, obesity, physical activity, physical independence and architectural design. This 75 credit (typical) option is crafted so as to prepare students for professional careers in healthcare and lifecare architecture, or in any building type concerned with the promotion of human wellness (e.g. workplaces, homes, schools).

Design-Build
Architectural practice in the 21st century is increasingly moving toward a mode of integrated practice wherein the building delivery process is thought of holistically and team members are involved from project conceptualization through occupancy. The University of Kansas has been a leader in this area for the past decade, with our award-winning Studio 804. This 75 credit (typical) option is crafted so as to prepare students for professional careers in design-build and other practices innovating in the realm of process delivery.

Design-Build Brochure (pdf)

Dual Degree Options:

Master of Architecture - Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 

Students who are admitted to the B.S. of Interior Architecture curriculum are also admitted to the Master of Architecture program. With less than two years of additional courses, they will complete the requirements for an innovative, joint B.S. of Interior Architecture–Master of Architecture degree.

Master of Architecture - Master of Urban Planning 

For students interested in exploring issues of architecture from both a design and planning/policy perspective, the School offers a joint M.Arch./M.U.P. degree program.

Master of Architecture - Master of Business Administration 

For students interested in exploring issues of architecture from both a design and business perspective, the School offers a joint M.Arch./M.B.A. degree program.

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The Master of Architecture meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license or certification in your home state or territory.  The website https://www.ncarb.org/get-licensed/state-licensing-boards/u-s-member-boards provides resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas. 


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