Course Sequence

Consisting of an intensive one-year model, NewSchool of Architecture and Design’s Master of Architectural Studies (5+1) allows you to build upon your architectural knowledge and further your career. This master’s program is perfect for the skilled architectural student already holding a first professional degree who seeks to gain the skills and knowledge to further advance in this ever-evolving and expanding field.

Outlined here is the course sequence that you will be required to complete during your pursuit of this master’s degree.

Program Highlights:

  • Total Credits Required: 45
  • Typical Program Length: 1 year (full time)

Program Outline:

  • Professional Requirements: 30 credits (67%)
  • Professional Electives: 15 credits (33%)

Required Professional Courses

Required Studios:

  • AR601 Graduate Design Studio (6 credits)
  • AR602 Graduate Design Studio (6 credits)
  • AR603 Thesis Design Studio (6 credits)

Required Major Coursework:

  • AR691 Research (3 credits)
  • Area of Emphasis Courses* (9 credits) - choose from Track I: Neuroscience for Architecture or Track II: Healthy Urbanism

Professional Electives

Elective Credits: 15 credits of Graduate Electives

Program Schedule

Fall Quarter:

  • AR601 Design Studio (6 credits)
  • AR Area of Emphasis (3 credits)
  • AR691 Research (3 credits)
  • Professional Elective (3 credits)

Winter Quarter:

  • AR602 Design Studio (6 credits)
  • AR Area of Emphasis (3 credits)
  • Professional Elective (3 credits)
  • Professional Elective (3 credits)
Spring Quarter:
  • AR603 Design Studio (6 credits)
  • AR Area of Emphasis (3 credits)
  • Professional Elective (3 credits)
  • Professional Elective (3 credits)