Master of Science in Architecture
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Director: Associate Professor Allan Shulman: ashulman@miami.edu

The Master of Science in Architecture (M.S.Arch.), is a 1-1/2 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 or two tracks:

Master of Science in Architecture (M.Sc.A), Architectural Design Track: 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.

Master of Science in Architecture (M.Sc.A), Architectural Studies Track: 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 (see below), with the approval of the faculty and Graduate Director.

Research Areas: Design Research, Embedded Technology, Healthcare Design, Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscapes, History and Theory (Research & Writing), Housing Design, Latin America and the Caribbean, Real Estate Development and Placemaking, Resilient and Sustainable Design, Tropical Architecture, Urban Design and Vernacular and Classical Design.