The Advanced Standing program is designed to complement the University of Maryland’s undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree and similar programs offered at other institutions.
The program leading to the Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) is
an accredited professional degree program that prepares students for
careers in architecture. Students are required to prepare a design
thesis as both a culmination of the comprehensive studio experience and
as a transition to the world of professional practice. Attainment of
registration for professional practice after completion of the degree
requires completion of an internship in an architectural office and the
passing of a registration examination. Coursework in this
program can be complemented by studies in urban design, urban planning,
historic preservation and/or real estate development.
Applicants from academic institutions other than the University of Maryland possessing a Bachelor of Science in architecture are also encouraged to apply. The admissions committee will evaluate each applicant for placement in the program. This is done to ensure that all recipients of the M. Arch. degree have completed necessary coursework in order to receive the NAAB-accredited degree.
Applicants with a Bachelor of Arts in architecture are also encouraged to apply. The admissions committee will consider advanced placement on a case-by-case basis. Criteria for advanced placement are the curriculum completed at the degree-awarding institution and the quality of the applicant’s performance as demonstrated in portfolio, transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement and Graduate Record Examination performance. For more information, see Graduate Admissions.
Linked below is the curriculum for the Master of Architecture Advanced Standing. The curriculum has been designed to optimize the time required to complete an accredited professional degree for applicants holding a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.