Master of Architecture Track II
(M. Arch Track II)

The M.Arch Track II is a 47 credit-hour program intended for students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree at another accredited institution. This track is ideal for prospective architects who wish to continue their architectural studies and earn a master’s degree while continuing to work. Applicants who hold a Bachelor of Science from LTU can complete the program in as little as 36 credit hours. Below is a list of courses that make up the curriculum.

If you do not have a Bachelor of Science in Architecture or a Bachelor of Architecture from an accredited institution, you may still qualify for our M.Arch Track III program.

If you already hold an undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design, or Environmental Design, you may qualify for our M.Arch Track IV program.

Program Curriculum for Master of Architecture
Track II (minimum 47 cr. | LTU BS Arch. Graduate: minimum 36 cr.)

* Denotes a course not required for students who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Architecture at LTU.
** Note: If ARC 6514 is taken, the student must take ARC 6524 – Thesis 2 in lieu of 4 architecture elective credits.

  • ARC 5543 – Advanced Structures* (3 credit hrs)

* Denotes a course not required for students who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Architecture at LTU.

  • ARC 5643 – Design Theory (3 credit hrs)
  • ARC 5423 – Ecological Issues (3 credit hrs)
  • ARC 5063 – 20th Century Architecture* (3 credit hrs)

* Denotes a course not required for students who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Architecture at LTU.

  • DES 5112 – Design Leadership* (2 credit hrs)
  • ARC 5013 – Research Methods (3 credit hrs)
  • ARC 5913 – Professional Practice (3 credit hrs)

* Denotes a course not required for students who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Architecture at LTU.

  • 5xx2/5xx3/6xx2/6xx3 – CoAD Electives (6 total credit hrs)
  • Non-CoAD Elective* (3 credit hrs)

* Denotes a course not required for students who have completed the Bachelor of Science in Architecture at LTU.

Critical Practice Studio

Critical Practice Studio is a low-residency academic course, part of the required Master of Architecture curriculum at the College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University. The Critical Practice Studio course is offered during the summer semester at LTU’s Southfield campus over one week. For Summer Schedules, please visit the Critical Practice Studio website.

*Critical Practice Studio courses are not offered online.

Thesis

The Thesis is a two-semester sequence of courses that offers students an opportunity to formulate and investigate a hypothesis related to architecture, its practice, tectonics, history, ideas, and design. It demands an independent pursuit and generation of knowledge through the creative process with an emphasis on research. Students interested in preparing a thesis should contact the Department of Architecture for guidelines that outline the qualification procedure for thesis candidacy.

For more information, please visit Master of Architecture Thesis.

Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL)

The National Council of Architectural Registration (NCARB) offers M.Arch students an expedited path to licensure through the IPAL program, which LTU has participated in since 2016. This initiative provides selected students the opportunity to complete the requirements for licensure while earning their degree. To learn more about NCARB and IPAL visit www.ncarb.org/IPAL or contact the CoAD iPAL Coordinator Eric Ward at eward@ltu.edu.