Master of Architecture

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Master of Architecture

Kent State University
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The Master of Architecture degree seeks to prepare graduates to lead in the field of architecture by stimulating the growth of technical knowledge and design creativity. The program fosters the refinement of design skills acquired in undergraduate programs. Master coursework affords opportunities for inquiry in architecture through the introduction of traditional scholarly research methods as well as approaches to research through design in a studio setting. Professional practice courses paired with Theory seminars and elective classes in areas of digital technology, building sciences, and history provide a comprehensive exposure to professional opportunities and a broad capacity for considering and postulating architecture in innovative ways.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores (or GMAT scores for the dual degree with the M.B.A.)
  • Goal statement (include intent and background information)
  • Portfolio, with design work clearly indicating role in group projects
  • Three letters of recommendation, with one letter from a non-academic source
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo test score

Courses Units

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Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Increase level of intellectual discourse about architecture.
  2. Demonstrate enhanced verbal, graphic and writing skills.
  3. Develop and enhance student's research skills.
  4. Develop and enhance problem-solving and reasoning skills; an ability to critically analyze information and fundamental design skills.
  5. Understand the complexities of environmental design including both technical and theoretical components.
  6. Develop management and leadership skills; verbal and graphic
  7. Understand design and systems integration through a thesis or capstone experience through an array of professional practice and “field” related coursework.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and to gather, record and apply relevant information.
  9. Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to international cultures.

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