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M.S. in Architecture - Metropolitan Design Sample Program

The M.S. Metropolitan Design Program requires 34 credits.  These include 24 credits of coursework (2 semesters) plus 10 credits of thesis (plan A) or studio project (plan B) that can be completed in the summer.  The elective courses allocated to the Program allow students to take advantage of offerings in the College of Design and in other Colleges at the University of Minnesota.  Full-time students pursuing a Master of Architecture can apply for a dual degree allowing them to complete the M. Arch and M.S. M.D. concurrently with an additional semester or summer of thesis work.

 

 

Foundation Courses (required)
2 seminars (6 cr) and one studio (6 cr)
12 cr
ARCH 5711: Theories and Principles of Urban Design   
3 cr

ARCH 5721: Case Studies in Urban Design

3 cr

ARCH 8255: Urban Design Studio

6-9 cr
Thesis (required)
10 cr
Plan A or Plan B Professional Project

Electives (required)

At least 2 courses (6 cr) must be from outside Architecture

12 cr

 

Urban History/Theory

ARCH 5410-1

ARCH 5441

ARCH 5731

ARCH 5671

GEOG 5371W

PA 5501

American Housing, Histories & Culture

Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes

Territorial City

Historic Preservation

American Cities I &/or II

Theories and Policies of Development

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

4 cr each

3 cr

 

Urban Design/Practice

ARCH 5361

ARCH 8255

ARCH 5750

ARCH 5750

3D Computer Modeling

Urban/Metropolitan Design Studios

Topics in Urban Design (Housing)

Topics in Urban Dsgn
(Scape-Surface,Void)

4 cr

6-9 cr

4-6 cr

3 cr

PA 5511

PA 8203

Community Economic Development

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies & Policies

3 cr

4 cr

Culture and Society

ARCH 5410

ARCH 5445

ARCH 5458

HSG 5467

HSG 5464

HSG 8463

HSG 5463

LA 5405

Meaning and Use of Public Spaces

Surburbia

Architecture and Culture

Housing and the Social Environment

Understanding Housing

Housing, Race and Class

Housing Policy

Regreening Minds, Cities, and Regions

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

4 cr

4 cr

4 cr

3 cr

3 cr

Urban Ecology

 

ARCH 8561

LA 5204

PA 5721

PA 5722

PA 5723

Sustainable Design Theory and Practice

Metropolitan Landscape Ecology

Energy and Environmental Policy

Env. and Resource Economics Policy

Water Policy

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

 

Metropolitan Development:
Urban Planning/Transportation/Policy

PA 5204

PA 5211

PA 5212

PA 5231

PA 5261

PA 5802

PA 8202

Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics

Land Use Planning

Managing Urban Growth and Change

Transit Planning and Management

Housing Policy

Global Economic Policy

Networks & Places: Transp., Land Use...

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

4 cr

Total
34 cr

 

 

Curriculum Sequence (Recommended)

M. ARCH Student - Dual Degree

 

FALL
SPRING
  1st Year  
 
   

Elective (in Architecture)

Elective (in Architecture)

Elective (Outside Arch)

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

2nd Year

 
 
   

ARCH 5711 Theories and Principles

ARCH 5721 Case Studies Seminar

3 cr

3 cr

3rd Year      

Elective (Outside Arch)

ARCH 8255 GDIII Studio

3 cr

6-9 cr

   
Summer or Fall (after year 3) Thesis 10 cr
   
TOTAL
34 cr

 

 

Curriculum Sequence (Recommended)

Non-M. ARCH Student

 

FALL
SPRING

Elective (Outside Arch)

Elective (Outside Arch)

ARCH 8255 GDIII Studio

3 cr

3 cr

6-9 cr

 

ARCH 5711 Theories and Principles

ARCH 5721 Case Studies Seminar

Elective (in Architecture)

Elective (in Architecture)

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

3 cr

Summer or Fall   Thesis 10 cr
   
TOTAL
34 cr

 

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