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Architecture Programs

Graduate Program

Ph.D. in Architecture

The Ph.D. in Architecture is 
a research-based degree supporting a number of areas of inquiry. The program is housed in the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. It’s distinguishing quality is its broad-based research core, grounded in contemporary theory, and methods.

PH.D. IN ARCHITECTURE AND HDNRE (DUAL-TITLE Ph.D. DEGREE)

The Department of Architecture and the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment (HDNRE) program offer a dual-title doctoral degree, intended for students interested in rigorous research in the interactions between architecture and human dimensions as these relate to the environment.

Master of Science in Architecture (M.S. in Architecture)

The post-professional M.S. in Architecture program does not qualify the recipient for professional licensure in the United States. The program is intended for students already holding a professional degree in architecture, and in exceptional cases, for students with nonprofessional architectural degrees who seek to develop a better understanding of architecture. The M.S. in Architecture program is a research-based track supporting a number of areas of research inquiry, specially designed for students interested in advanced research and independent work.

Master of science IN ARCHITECTURE AND HDNRE (DUAL-TITLE m.s. DEGREE)

The Department of Architecture and the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment (HDNRE) program offer a dual-title master of science degree, intended for students interested in advanced research in the interactions between architecture and human dimensions as these relate to the environment.

Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

The professional Master of Architecture (M.ARCH.) program is designed for students with undergraduate baccalaureate degrees in fields other than architecture and for those holding a non-professional baccalaureate degree in architecture. The three-year (seven semester) program helps prepare students to become leaders in the profession of architecture.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Architecture

The Department of Architecture is a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The major provides for the education of architects at the professional and pre-professional levels.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture

The pre-professional program is a four-year curriculum leading to the B.S. in Architecture that requires 135 credits.

Architecture Minor

The Architecture Studies Minor will permit students in other majors the opportunity to gain insight into the discipline of Architecture. To enroll, students must receive approval from their academic advisor and the professor-in-charge of the Minor in Architecture Studies.

Integrated Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture

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

Study Abroad

Rome Program

In Rome, Penn State's Department of Architecture offers a full year (fall and spring semesters of 15 sem/crs. each) of academic courses at the fourth-year level of a five-year B.Arch. program.

KOREA/JAPAN PROGRAM

Open to both graduate and undergraduate students from the Departments of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Graphic Design, and Fine Arts, this summer program provides students an opportunity to become acquainted with Japanese and Korean history, as well as cultural, aesthetic, and other creative traditions that shape the built environments of each country.

High School Summer Camp

Architecture/Landscape Architecture Summer Camp

The Penn State Department of Architecture hosts an annual Architecture/Landscape Architecture Summer Camp each year. The program provides campers the opportunity to utilize the new facilities of the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and be mentored by faculty, alumni and experienced undergraduate students.

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Department of Architecture
121 Stuckeman Family Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814.865.9535
Fax: 814.863.8137
Program Assistant: Jennifer Howard