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Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture

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The professional, NAAB-accredited master of architecture (MArch) degree program prepares students for careers in architectural practice and careers in allied professions that contribute to shaping the built environment. The department offers two tracks of study, both of which lead to the MArch degree. Track I typically takes ten terms to complete and requires 144 credits. Track II is a six-term advanced placement program that requires approximately 87 credits (the exact number determined on the basis of individual evaluation of prior course work at the time of admission). Track I students typically complete all or most of the MArch degree program requirements at the University of Oregon, and begin the program the summer before their first full academic year of study. Students with bachelor’s degrees (BA, BS) other than a pre professional degree in architecture must apply to the Track I program. Students with degrees in related design disciplines (e.g., landscape architecture, interior architecture, environmental design, or architecture degrees from programs at schools that are not accredited) may be given advanced standing, up to a maximum of three terms of studio credit for equivalent prior studio work. Track I students may apply to transfer to Portland after completing the introductory design studio sequence in Eugene. Track II is for applicants who have a four-year pre professional degree in architecture from an institution where the four-year degree is part of a “four plus two” NAAB-accredited degree program. Students admitted into Track II begin their studies fall term. Applicants who have a four-year pre professional degree in an environmental design discipline and an equivalent amount of professional studio and course work may be considered for Track II. Track II students must fulfill the same professional curriculum requirements as the Track I program, but are admitted with advanced standing in studio and subject-area courses. The extent of this advanced standing is determined by the department before beginning the program. This preliminary evaluation of course waivers is provisional, pending satisfactory completion of three terms in residence.