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Integrated Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture

Program Overview

The Department of Architecture offers a number of academically outstanding students enrolled in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Architecture degree program the opportunity to enroll in an integrated B.Arch.-M.S. in Architecture program. The program permits the student to integrate the fifth year of study for the professional B.Arch. degree with the program of study for the M.S. in Architecture degree into a continuous program culminating in the award of both degrees. The ability to coordinate as well as concurrently pursue the two degrees enables the student to achieve greater depth and comprehensiveness than if the degrees are pursued sequentially, and to earn the two degrees in a shorter period of time.

Note: The Integrated B.Arch. – M.S. in Architecture is only available to fourth-year undergraduate students in Penn State's B.Arch program.

Details/Sample Schedule

1ST YEAR FALL

  • Arch 491 (6) Arch-Des VII
  • Arch 511 (3) Theoretical Perspectives in Architecture
  • Arch 520 (3) Methods of Inquiry in Architecture and Urban Design
  • Arch 451  (3) Professional Practice

1ST YEAR SPRING

  • Arch 492 (6) (counts for Arch 536)
  • Arch 550 (3) Architectural Ethics
  • Elective (3)
  • Gen Ed course if needed

2ND YEAR FALL

  • Arch 591 (6) Thesis Research
  • Elective (3)

 2ND YEAR SPRING

  • Arch 600 (6) Thesis
  • Elective (3)

Requirements

Applicants to the integrated program must be enrolled in the fourth year of the B.Arch. program at Penn State. Admission is competitive, and applicants must meet the requirements as outlined in the Graduate Degree Bulletin.

The best-qualified students will be accepted up to the number of spaces available for new students. Acceptance to the program prior to the completion of all required course work is provisional, contingent upon meeting the above requirements.

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