M.ARCH/M.U.D. - Dual Degree

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Center for Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent Campus
330-672-2917
CAED_info@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caest


Description

Graduate students interested in an advanced preparation in Architecture with a specialization in Urban Design may apply for admission to the M.Arch. Professional & M.U.D. Dual Degree Program. The program also prepares students to enter the profession of architecture by stimulating the growth of technical knowledge and design creativity. It fosters the refinement of design skills acquired in undergraduate programs and offers a broad exposure to professional issues and knowledge related to urban design.

Accreditation

National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s);
  • GRE score;
  • goal statement (include intent and background information);
  • three letters of recommendation (one letter should be from a non-academic source);
  • portfolio (design work should clearly indicate role in group projects; and
  • pre-professional degree in architecture (B.A. or B.Arch.).

Applicant must have undergraduate coursework equivalent to Kent State B.S. degree. Conditional admission may be granted with specific additional coursework, such as ARCH 40102, currently offered in the fourth year of the B.S. in Architecture.

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  1. Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to international cultures.
  2. Understand different cultural perspectives, values, customs and traditions.
  3. Understand the following professional practices: real estate and development, contract and planning law, leadership and ethics, office and finance management.
  4. Understand western traditions.
  5. Understand the principles of building programming, including assessment of user needs, review of precedents, an inventory of space requirements, site analysis and review of the relevant laws and standards.
  6. Increase level of intellectual discourse about architecture.
  7. Understand design principles and theories of urban design.
  8. Develop an ability to compare and contrast the perspectives, values, customs and traditions of student`s own culture from those held by other cultures.
  9. Develop and enhance student's research skills.
  10. Develop and enhance student's writing skills.
  11. Develop management and leadership skills; verbal and graphic communication skills;collaborative learning, research and work experiences.
  12. Understand design and systems integration through a thesis or capstone experience through an array of professional practice and “field” related coursework.
  13. Develop and enhance problem solving and reasoning skills; an ability to critically analyze information and fundamental design skills. Understand the complexities of environmental design including both technical and theoretical components.
  14. Understand site.
  15. Understand the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand and resolve the needs of the client.
  16. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and to gather, record and apply relevant information.
  17. Develop an awareness of diverse cultures, ideals and beliefs.
  18. Demonstrate enhanced verbal, graphic and writing skills.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[AE-MARCH-ARCH-DMAU]

[AE-MUD-URDS-DMAU]

Major Requirements
ARCH 60101GRADUATE DESIGN STUDIO I 6
ARCH 60102GRADUATE DESIGN STUDIO II 4
ARCH 60103GRADUATE DESIGN STUDIO III 9
ARCH 60150PROJECT PROGRAMMING 3
ARCH 60301THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 3
ARCH 60922METHODS OF INQUIRY IN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES 2
ARCH 65001PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: REAL ESTATE AND DEVELOPMENT 2
ARCH 65002PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: CONTRACT AND PLANNING LAW 2
ARCH 65003PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT 3
ARCH 66995SPECIAL TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE 11
UD 55705FORCES THAT SHAPE CITIES 3
UD 60703URBAN DESIGN STUDIO III 6
UD 60705CAPSTONE PROJECT PREPARATION 3
UD 65101COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 1
UD 65102URBAN SYSTEMS 3
UD 65632URBAN ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS 3
UD 66995SPECIAL TOPICS IN URBAN DESIGN 1
UST 623 24
Electives 311
Minimum Total Credit Hours:70
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ST course in Professional Practice

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This course is offered at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.

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These credits may be taken from the offerings in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design offerings, or from other Kent State college, school or department or from at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.