Graduate Architecture

Option 1 Courses (Curriculum Guide)

OPTION 1: THE STRUCTURE

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

  • Three 6-credit studios and a 3-credit summer workshop (21 credits)
  • A required academic internship experience of at least 14 weeks following the framework articulated by National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s Intern Development Program (IDP) for architectural licensing. Students who have already fulfilled the academic internship requirement prior to enrollment in the program,  may pursue more internship experience or utilize other study away experiences.
  • Track 1: Internship/away experience during the spring semester and first summer session (if needed).
  • Track 2: Internship/away experience during the second summer session (if needed) and the fall semester.
  • Three (3) directed electives (minimum) from three "Directed Elective" areas (Research Methods, Integrated Building Practices and Technologies, and Critical Thinking and Representation (9 credits)
  • Four (4) other graduate electives (may be an approved Certificate Program) (12 credits)
  • One (1) Final Project Preparation Course (1 credit)

 Example Option 1: Track 1

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 Away Experience 0

2ND SUMMER SESSION

 

Credits
ARCH 600     Architecture Workshop  3
Free Elective  3
Total Credit Hours
6

FALL SEMESTER

 

Credits
ARCH 601 Topics Studio 6
ARCH 603 Final Project Prep 1
 
Directed Elective 3
Free Elective
3
Total Credit Hours
13

SPRING SEMESTER

 

Credits
ARCH 602 Final Project Studio 6
Directed Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours
12

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

Department of Architecture
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Muncie, IN 47306

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