2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Mar 28, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture, MS

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Speranza Migliore, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
225 Slocum Hall ph. (315) 443-1041


Jean-François Bédard, 225 Slocum Hall


Bruce Abbey, Sarosh Anklesaria, Jean-François Bédard, Larry Bowne, Lori Brown, Theodore Brown, Julia Czerniak, Lawrence Davis, Terrance Goode, Susan Henderson, Elizabeth Kamell, Randall Korman, Mark Linder, Brian Lonsway, Ryan Ludwig, Sinéad Mac Namara, Arthur McDonald, Anne Munly, Richard Rosa, Francisco Sanin, Yutaka Sho, Edward Sichta, Timothy Stenson, Robert Svetz

Program Description

The Syracuse Architecture Master of Science Research Program seeks theoretically or speculatively inclined architects and emerging scholars whose research can be applied to pressing contemporary problems and opportunities. This two semester, 30-credit course of study admits a limited number of students whose areas of interest can be matched with the expertise and ongoing research of the school’s faculty. The program encourages transdisciplinary research that explores the capacity of architecture to engage new constituencies or operate in new contexts, although the range of possible projects is as diverse as the faculty’s interests.

Degree Awarded

This is a 30 credit program leading to a Master of Science in Architecture degree.

Prerequisite for Admission into the M.S. in Architecture Program

Applicants should articulate a distinct topic in a brief statement of interest and elaborate on their current research skills and prior experience in the field. Students accepted to the program will define their project more precisely in discussion with a faculty advisor in the months prior to enrollment. Instruction occurs in a variety of formal settings including self-directed studios, independent study, and graduate-level courses offered in the School of Architecture or other units of Syracuse University, where cross-disciplinary interaction and exchange are strongly supported and encouraged. The program concludes with a symposium in Syracuse, where students present the results of their design work and research.

The program is open to qualified students with a professional degree in architecture (B. Arch. I, M. Arch. I, or equivalent) or with demonstrable research skills and work in architecture or related fields. The completed application form must be accompanied by an official copy of prior academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of academic and professional work, and a brief research proposal outlining clear intellectual interests and educational objectives and demonstrating preparedness for the demands of the program. GRE scores are highly recommended, but not required. TOEFL scores are required for all applicants whose native language is not English.

Major Requirements

Students will complete 30 credit hours of course work. Students work closely with their advisors and the graduate program chair to determine which courses they should take to develop their research project.

All master’s students must present a final project to their committee members representing a culmination of what they have learned in their research.

Study Abroad

Students interested in off campus study should discuss how off campus study can enhance their research project with their advisor and the graduate program chair. Requests for off campus study will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Please note that this program does not meet the licensure requirements to become an architect in New York and is not considered licensure qualifying in New York.

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