Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, MAR


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The Master of Architecture is a professional graduate degree, accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). This two-year degree comprises the second part of a sequential “4+2” curriculum, in which a student obtains a four-year (pre-professional) Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and concludes with the two-year, professional Master of Architecture degree. Students who receive this degree are eligible to seek professional registration as an architect. 

The “3+ year track” is available to students without the pre-professional bachelor’s degree or background in design. In addition to Master of Architecture core requirements, students in the 3+ year track take accelerated courses and courses determined by the DGS on a case-by-case basis that achieve design proficiency.  

 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants for admission to the Master of Architecture degree program must hold a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or a Bachelor of Architecture degree from a NAAB-accredited institution. Admission to the program is contingent on acceptance by the Graduate School at the University of Kentucky. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio, a personal essay on graduate expectations, transcripts, and GRE scores.  

Students who do not hold a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture may apply to the 3+ year track. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio, a personal essay on graduate expectations, transcripts, and GRE scores, and must submit three letters of recommendation.  

Admission to the program is based on a review of the submitted materials. 

 

Degree Requirements 

To obtain the Master of Architecture degree, students must complete 48 credit hours of graduate work as described in the curriculum below. Every student must complete a Master’s Project. Requirements for this degree are governed by and satisfy the accreditation requirements of the National Architecture Accrediting Board. 

Credit hours for students in the 3+ year track will vary by student. 

 

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE - 2 Year Track 

Total Hours Architecture Core requirements 33
Master’s Project Research 3
Master’s Project 6
Electives 6
Total Graduate 48

Please find more information and a curriculum plan on the College of Design website at: http://design.uky.edu/architecture-degrees/   

 

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE - 3+ Year Track

Total Hours Architecture Core requirements 33
3+ Year Track requirements (typical/varies by student background) 30
Master’s Project Research 3
Master’s Project 6
Electives 6
Total Graduate (will vary based on 3+ courses taken) 75

Please find more information and a curriculum plan on the College of Design website at: http://design.uky.edu/architecture-degrees/ 

 

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