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Program/Degree
Architecture (MS) - General 
Program Description

This option is aimed at allowing students to pursue research interests in fields that fall outside the two distinct options. Students interested in pursuing this option must develop a clearly-defined research proposal to submit  with their application for admission to the MS.Arch degree program.  Prospective students should initiate contact with those members of the faculty possessing expertise relevant to their research interests.  School of Architecture faculty research experience and interests are described in the faculty profiles available on this website.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Architecture -

The School of Architecture is devoted to professional education with a sensibility honed in the edge conditions of an extreme climate on a major international border. Located in the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the United States, the School combines a culturally rich past with cutting-edge environmental research in its place-based design approach to the arid environment.

The making of architecture is a sensible technical and aesthetic activity that serves the needs of human shelter.
The construction of shelter is an imaginative cultural research that enables dwelling as a fundamental human aspiration and means to a graceful life.
This pursuit must be inflected by place, the geography of Arizona, and the culture of the Southwest.
The design for place must be influenced by a portable global sensibility, yet observant of local traditions, tempered by material circumstances, and expressive of the ethos of time and place.

 
College
College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Crystal Amy Francine Moraga
520-621-6751
Graduate Program Coordinator
Crystal Amy Francine Moraga
520-621-6751
Director of Graduate Studies
Susannah R Dickinson
520-621-6751
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Jessica N Kniest
520-626-1930
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Additional TOEFL requirement: 26 minimum on Speaking section.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
3 Letter of Recommendation.
Personal essay/statement of purpose for graduate study, including potential research interests.
Portfolio of creative work including academic projects, design and professional work, and other forms of creative expression. Examples of graphic expression are especially relevant.
Biographical profile/resume including a complete record of academic and professional work

Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than April 1 and if admitted, will be asked to confirm their attendance by April 15.
Preferred selection begins in February, but we will continue accepting qualified applicants through April.

Official transcripts may be mailed to
CAPLA Graduate Programs Office
University of Arizona
1040 N. Olive
Tucson, AZ 85721


http://capla.arizona.edu/

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): N/A
Required GRE Subject tests: N/A

Recommended tests: N/A
Recommended GRE Subject tests: N/A

Minimum GRE Verbal: N/A
Minimum GRE Quantitative: N/A
Minumum GRE Written: N/A
Minimum GMAT: N/A
Minimum MAT: N/A
Minimum TOEFL: 79
Minimum IELTS: 7

 
Financial Aid

Limited number of tuition/registration scholarships are available based on applicant's GPA and overall application. A number of teaching/research assistantships are also available, based on applicant's work as evidenced in the portfolio and professional and academic records.

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

Currently accepting applications

International Applicants:

Currently accepting applications

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Graduate students pursuing the Independent Research Option are required to complete 35 credit units of approved course work in order to obtain the MS.Arch degree.

Core coursework: See different program curricula on School of Architecture website:
http://capla.arizona.edu/ or
http://capla.arizona.edu/index.php?option=com_content&;view=article&id=437&Itemid=869

Language requirements: None
Other requirements: Satisfactory Academic Progress
Criteria College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona

I. Degree Requirements: In accordance with University policy, the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture requires a 3.0 as the minimum grade point average for Satisfactory Academic Progress toward the Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Planning and Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation programs. Satisfactory Academic Progress also includes timely and successful completion of all degree and certificate requirements.

A grade of incomplete, I, will be assigned only when circumstances beyond a student's control have made timely completion impossible. Faculty will inform the Program Chair when they assign an Incomplete and when the final grade has been submitted. Students may have no more than one Incomplete at any one time. Unfinished work should be completed and submitted to the Instructor of Record by the third week of the subsequent semester otherwise the student is subject to probation.

II. Advising: Students are encouraged to meet with the Graduate Advisor at least once a semester and before registering for the proceeding semester's courses. Students on probation must meet in person with their program's Graduate Advisor or their Major Advisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator before the end of the second week of every probationary semester.

III. The Masters Plan of Study. The MPOS must be submitted to the Graduate College no later than the second semester of graduate study. Master's Committee Appointment form should be determined by the end of the second semester for M.S.Arch students and before the onset of the final academic year for M.Arch, PLG and M.L.A. students.

Failure to meet satisfactory academic progress guidelines will result in disqualification from the academic program. Students who encounter circumstances beyond their control that retard progress may petition to the Director, through the Graduate Program Coordinator, for an exception to the College Satisfactory Progress Policy.

 
Minor Requirements

Not applicable

 
Student Handbook
http://capla.arizona.edu/student-forms-and-procedures  
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Last revised 13 Feb 2017