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Degree Requirements

Course Work

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits including the following:

  • ARCH 568 Research Methodology in Architecture (3). This course is to be taken in Winter Session Term 1 during the first year. Students will develop a preliminary proposal for their thesis by the end of the course.
  • 15 credits of course work or directed study selected in consultation with the advisor. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the graduate (500) level. In some cases makeup courses will be required beyond the total number of credits of course work. It is intended that the course work will be completed by the end of the second term. At this time the student orally presents the thesis proposal for critical discussion by faculty and students.


ARCH 598 Thesis (12). Depending on the area of study, the form of the thesis may be written, digital media, or a design investigation. An oral defense of the thesis is required for all M.A.S.A. students.

Time Limit for Completion of Degree Requirements

University regulations establish a five-year time limit for the completion of a master's program.

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