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South Dakota State University    
  Nov 24, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Architecture (M.Arch.)

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Brian Rex, Department Head
Department of Architecture
Architecture, Math and Engineering Building 378, Box 2225

Program Information
The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program prepares professional leaders with specialized knowledge and skills to meet the nation’s needs in design, build, and education.  The aim of the program is to prepare architecture majors to practice in a full range of contexts and settings. 

The Master of Architecture degree is comprised of a 48 credit hour, four semester graduate curriculum which rounds out the department’s seven semester NAAB accreditation candidate professional program. (See department website ( for NAAB Professional Program details.) 

Course Delivery Format
The curriculum is interactive, haptic and performance based, offering problem solving experiences in all major areas of professional practice.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees

Master of Architecture Option C - Coursework Only 48 Credit Hours

Total Required Credits: 48 (Option C)

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE:  Not required
TOEFL: Score of 525 paper-based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

Students may be admitted fully or provisionally. Students provisionally admitted with insufficient graphic capacity may be required to take fundamental drawing and / or design courses the Fall semester before beginning professional study.

General Requirements

Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Master's Degree Requirements .

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