Master of Science in Architecture

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Director: Associate Professor Allan Shulman: ashulman@miami.edu

The Master of Science in Architecture, is a 1½-year (3 semester) program that offers students an opportunity to investigate design strategies / challenges in relation to current issues that include: resilient design, tropical and subtropical architecture, health care design, housing design, conservation of the built environment and the effect of embedded technologies on design. Students select one of two tracks:

Track I: Master of Science (M.Sc.Arch.) in Architectural Design 36 credits: The Architectural Design track focuses on a project-based approach with advanced graduate studios, core seminars, three electives, and a Master’s Thesis or Capstone Project in Design. Students select a focus topic from the School’s defined research areas.

Track II: Master of Science (M.Sc.Arch.) in Architectural Studies 36 credits: The Architectural Studies track focuses on a text-based study, with one advanced graduate studio, five electives, and a written Master’s Thesis. Students propose a topic in advance, or select a concentration in one of the School’s defined research areas with the approval of the faculty and Graduate Director.

Fields of Inquiry: Urban Design, Planning and Real Estate Development, Construction & Practice, Technology & Computation, Coastal Resilience, Healthcare Design and Well-being, Historic Preservation and Adaptive Use, Classical and Traditional Design, Housing and Hospitality Design, Building in Latin America and the Tropical World, Architectural History and Theory.