Graduate Programs

Graduate Studies in Architecture

School of Architecture

Chris Perry, Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Degrees Offered:

The Architectural Sciences Concentrations offered are the following :

Architecture is situated at a unique moment in history where a convergence of global interests demands that our discipline respond in a critical and innovative manner. Faced with an ever-increasing focus on creating new forms of renewable energy, smart grids and coastal city solutions, computational engines, immersive environments, and ecologically sound building components for the 21st century, the profession of architecture has inherited a wealth of trans-disciplinary priorities that calls out for a new era of creative inquiry and engagement.

The School of Architecture offers both professional and research degrees at an advanced level. The three and a half year Master of Architecture I program is a professional degree accredited by NAAB and recognized by NCARB. The master’s and doctoral degrees in science and architectural sciences are research oriented programs with concentrations in Built Ecologies, Architectural Acoustics, and Lighting. These advanced programs in architecture at Rensselaer are founded on the realization that the increasing demands for effective building performance both perceptually and technically can only be addressed through research.

We look forward to your further investigation of the program. For more information please contact us at .  Visit the Graduate Admissions website to apply on-line.  All of our graduate programs start in the Fall semester. First consideration is given to applications received by January 1.

STEM Designation

The MArch, MS, and MSArch degree programs are all designated as STEM programs in Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (CIP code 04.0902) making international graduates of those programs eligible to extend their F-1 visas for up to three years in order to work in the United States.

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Evan Douglis, Professor


School of Architecture
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street - Greene Bldg.
Troy, NY 12180 - USA

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