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Department of Architecture

The Integrated B.Arch.-M.Arch. Program


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

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.Arch. 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.Arch. 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.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
INTEGRATED B.ARCH-M.ARCH. PROGRAM

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  Professional Practice
Graduate Colloquium

1ST YEAR SPRING
Arch 480 (3) Technical Systems
Arch 492 (6) (counts for Arch 536)
Arch 542 Topics in CUD or Arch 543 Topics in DD
Gen Ed course if needed
Graduate Colloquium

2ND YEAR FALL
Arch 550 (3) Architectural Ethics
Arch 541 Topics in CSS or Arch 542 Topics in CUD or Arch 543 Topics in DD
if not taken in Spring of 1st Year
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Graduate Colloquium

 2ND YEAR SPRING
Arch 600 (6)
Graduate Colloquium

Integrated B.Arch. – M.Arch. Application 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.