2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture Major, MSArch

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Architecture Major, Master of Science in Architecture degree (Currently not available - Pending submission of documents and THEC approval)

In addition to its two professional graduate degrees, the School of Architecture also offers a separate Master of Science in Architecture degree. The Master of Science in Architecture degree is a 3-semester program for students in any field of study who seek specialization in the following concentrations: conservation and stewardship, high-performance buildings, sustainability design, or urban design. Students may establish an individual area of concentration pending approval of the Graduate Program Committee.

Admissions - Pending THEC approval
For all MS Architecture applicants:
• At minimum, a four-year undergraduate degree with a 3.00 GPA, or international equivalent degree and equivalent grades, as determined by the UT Graduate School.
• An optional portfolio illustrating evidence of visual creativity and/or graphic capabilities.
• An essay of intent identifying a specific area of study aligned with the general goals of the Architecture Graduate Program and the existing research / scholarship interests of the standing faculty in the College of Architecture and Design. Applicants may focus on either "advanced design skills" or "research-oriented focus."
• Prior communication with individual faculty members in the applicant's interest area and with the Chair of the Graduate Architecture Program is highly recommended.
• A minimum 3.00 undergraduate GPA, minimum 3.25 graduate GPA, minimum GRE scores: 147 QV and 3.0 analytical. Standardized test scores can be weighted differently in the admissions process depending on an applicant's strengths.

The Master of Science in Architecture degree with a major in Architecture requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate course work, taking approximately three semesters of full-time study. A concentration area of study from among the currently available options ought to be selected. Self-designed concentrations will also be considered upon petition to the Graduate Program Committee.

The MS Arch requires 6 hours of Thesis 500 with a public presentation and oral defense of the thesis.


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