Graduate Architecture Program Coordinator: Keith Krumwiede
MIP Program Director: Georgeen Theodore
Urban Sysytems Program Director: Karen Franck
The core of the graduate architecture program is the NAAB accredited, professional Master of Architecture degree (M. Arch.). The M. Arch. is offered for students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than architecture degree who wish to prepare for licensure as professional architect. This graduate degree combines a required professional core curriculum with an array of elective courses in six semesters of full-time enrollment. Students with previous architectural design experience may be able to complete the program in less than six semesters.
This core program may also be allied with other degree opportunities, both within and outside the School, as well as certificate programs. The M. Arch. graduate program is furthered enriched by the diverse educational backgrounds of our entering students, over half of whom earned their undergraduate degrees in fields other than architecture.
In addition to the M. Arch., NJSOA offers the Master of Science of Architecture program (M.S. Arch.). The M.S. Arch. is a non-accredited 30-credit degree program which may be articulated as a studio-based post-professional degree in architectural design, or as an academically-based degree leading to research, scholarship, or specialization in particular areas of practice and scholarship such as sustainable design, digital practice, and architectural history.
Changing Cities is a 36-credit, interdisciplinary post-professional urban design program that develops professionals to plan and design in the contemporary city. Through interdisciplinary teaching, research and practice, the program addresses the global need to train planning and design professionals capable of acting across the spectrum of disciplines involved in urban design The program focuses on innovative urban design and planning practice that is informed by in-depth local analysis and global understanding of large-scale forces at work in city-making and urbanization.
The Ph.D. in Urban Systems (Ph.D.US) utilizes the unique strengths of New Jersey's three senior public research institutions: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University - Newark, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The mission of the program is to enable graduates to generate research-based knowledge of urban systems and to participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of policy and services for urban populations.
Four dual degree programs are open to candidates in both MArch and MIP options. These programs enable students to obtain both the MArch and a second graduate degree in substantially less time than would be required to earn the two degrees separately.