Master of Science in Architecture
The Master of Science in Architecture at DAAP is a post-professional degree, usually best suited to those who have completed a professional bachelor's degree, or those who have strong backgrounds in other fields and whose interest in architecture is of a theoretical or investigative nature. The program's broadly intellectual emphasis enables in-depth critical involvement and methodological acuity. The small program, with fewer than 20 students, enjoys the advantages of low student-faculty ratios and informality with most courses following the seminar format.
One of the greatest advantages of DAAP's Master of Science and PhD in architecture programs is our approach to faculty advising. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor. This faculty mentor advises the student on courses as well as the development of a dissertation topic and in the selection of committee members. The small number of students facilitates one-to-one student and faculty advising and collaboration. Students work with their faculty to develop their research and writing skills in publications and presentations in national and international conferences. Above all, students are encouraged to design their research interests by taking courses in different fields.
Duration of Studies and Research Opportunities Expand
The two-year, 48-credit Master of Science in Architecture program includes required courses in theory and investigative approaches, plus colloquia and directed electives in a research concentration chosen from five broad areas. All lead the student towards a specialized thesis topic. This thesis mission emphasizes and encourages the preparation of academic and intellectual leaders in the field.
Master of Science and Ph.D. students in architecture can take advantage of UC’s emphasis on interdisciplinary studies to collaborate with faculty members in other colleges within the university to explore aspects of sustainable design strategies, and new career opportunities. Such interdisciplinary studies should be planned with the primary supervisor of the student who must be a School of Architecture and Interior Design faculty member.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships Expand
Each year, students with impressive credentials apply to our programs, so admission and scholarship awards are competitive. Successful applicants into the programs are awarded full or partial University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) which cover tuition and full or partial University Graduate Assistantships (UGA) that provide stipends to the students.
The applicant pool is highly competitive and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Awards may be for one to two years until the student completes the Master of Science Program. There are opportunities for outstanding applicants in the Ph.D. Program to receive 2-3 year UGS and UGA. The awards to the Ph.D. students are intended to support them until they have completed their course work and program requirements like the comprehensive examinations.
All students granted the UGS and UGA are bound by Graduate School award rules. The students are expected to secure internal and external grants in order to complete their studies. There are colloquia and seminars that assist Masters and Ph.D. students. It should also be stated that very few awards are made each year.
It is important to know the cost of attending graduate school at UC before you apply. Visit the Office of the Bursar for that information.
The Graduate School and the College determine tuition and fees.
If you are from outside the state of Ohio, or an international student, you will see the cost of attending graduate school at UC for one academic year comprising fall and spring semesters. Usually summer school is optional, but some programs require it.
Master of Science