Graduate Architecture

Two-Year M.Arch Curriculum Guide

All students complete 13 courses over three semesters and a summer session of academic studies (46 credits)

  • Three (3) 6-credit studios and a 3-credit summer workshop (21 credits)
  • A required academic internship of at least 14 weeks following the framework articulated by National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Architectural Experience Program (AXP) architectural licensing. 
  • Four (4) 3-credit seminar courses in the areas of Research Methods, Professional Practice, Building Practices and Technologies (BPT), and Critical Thinking and Representation (CTR) (12 credits)
  • Four (4) 3-credit other graduate electives (may be an approved Certificate Program) (12 credits)
  • One (1) 1-credit Final Project Preparation Course (1 credit)

Example: Track 1 

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Graduate Catalog

FALL SEMESTER Credits
ARCH 501 Comprehensive Studio 6
ARCH 503 Research Methods 3
ARCH 520 Professional Practice 3
Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 15
SPRING SEMESTER Credits
ARCH 555 Internship 0
2ND SUMMER SESSION Credits
ARCH 600 Architecture Workshop 3
Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 6
FALL SEMESTER Credits
ARCH 601 Topic Studio 6
ARCH 603 Final Project Prep 1
Critical Thinking & Representation (CTR) 3
Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 13
SPRING SEMESTER Credits
ARCH 602 Final Project Studio 6
Building Practices & Technology (BPT) 3
Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 12







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