Master of Science in Architecture (M.Sc.Arch)

The Master of Science in Architecture, is a 1-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.

Master of Science in Architecture students select one of two tracks:

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.

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.

The program is flexible enough to allow students to explore areas of research across a range of topics. After foundational core coursework and electives, each student develops an individually-focused thesis or capstone project on a topic of their interest, with a faculty advisor. Students may also elect to select an Area of Professional Concentration. The areas of professional concentration are designed to provide a skills and knowledge base for professional applications as well as future advanced doctoral study.

Areas of Professional Concentration in the Master of Science in Architecture program include:

• Construction Management
• Sustainable and Resilient Design
• Healthcare Design
• Historic Preservation and Adaptive Use
• Classical and Traditional Design
• Housing and Hospitality Design

Program curriculum

Contact Information:

Director of Graduate Programs in Architecture: Associate Prof. Allan Shulman

Nicole Hejazi, Assistant Director
Graduate Programs
1223 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Tel. 305-284-3060