Course Sequence

The following courses, order, and credit breakdown represent the typical sequence for the Master of Architecture I degree program’s two pathways: M. Arch 4+3 and M. Arch 4+2. Focused on giving bachelor-level students the opportunity to earn an advanced degree, the Master of Architecture I serves as part of the requirements for eventual architectural licensure. From introductory courses in environmental science to advanced practice in NewSchool’s design studios, this curriculum fuels your knowledge and nurtures your creativity with each step.

Program Highlights: 3 year Program

  • Total Credits: 150 credits
  • Program Length: 3 years
  • For students with an undergraduate degree outside of architecture

Program Outline:

  • Professional Requirements: 125 credits (83%)
  • Professional Electives: 25 credits (17%)

Required Professional Courses

Studio Sequence

  • AR701 Design Studio
  • AR702 Design Studio
  • AR703 Design Studio
  • AR704 Design Studio
  • AR801 Design Studio
  • AR802 Design Studio
  • AR803 Design Studio
  • AR901 Design Studio
  • AR902 Design Studio
  • AR903 Design Studio

Lecture Courses

  • AR721 Materials & Methods I
  • AR722 Materials & Methods II
  • AR723 Statics
  • AR725 Structures I
  • AR726 Structures II
  • AR727 Structures III
  • AR741 Representation I
  • AR742 Representation II
  • AR761 Architectural and Urban History I
  • AR762 Architectural and Urban History II
  • AR763 Architectural and Urban History III
  • AR831 Environmental Science I
  • AR832 Environmental Science II
  • AR833 Environmental Science III
  • AR851 Theory of Architecture I
  • AR852 Theory of Architecture II
  • AR853 Theory of Architecture III
  • AR951 Professional Practice I
  • AR952 Professional Practice II
  • AR953 Professional Practice III
  • AR991 Research I
  • AR992 Research II
  • AR993 Research III

Total Credits: 150

Program Highlights: 2 year program

  • Total Credits: 90 credits
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Students with an undergraduate degree in architecture may apply for the 2 year program

Program Outline:

  • Professional Requirements: 68 credits (76%)
  • Professional Electives: 22 credits (24%)

Prerequisites: Students should have fundamental knowledge of art, design, math, physics and statics. Students should also have comprehensive knowledge of graphic representation, architectural and urban history, materials and methods, and structures.

Required Professional Courses

Studio Sequence

  • AR801 Design Studio
  • AR802 Design Studio
  • AR803 Design Studio
  • AR901 Design Studio
  • AR902 Design Studio
  • AR903 Design Studio

Lecture Courses

  • AR831 Environmental Science I
  • AR832 Environmental Science II
  • AR833 Environmental Science III
  • AR851 Theory of Architecture I
  • AR852 Theory of Architecture II
  • AR853 Theory of Architecture III
  • AR951 Professional Practice I
  • AR952 Professional Practice II
  • AR953 Professional Practice III
  • AR991 Research I
  • AR992 Research II
  • AR993 Thesis Integration

Total Credits: 90