Master of Architecture Degree Requirements

Most students considering careers in architecture will benefit most from obtaining a Master of Architecture degree. Drury’s M.Arch. is a 5-year nationally accredited professional program meeting the degree requirements for eventual licensure. The program combines undergraduate- and graduate-level coursework, but students do not need to reapply for graduate studies at any point during the five-year curriculum.

Drury’s M.Arch. program is rare in that it combines professional and technical strength with the critical and creative thinking skills fostered by a solid liberal arts education. Our program is one of few nationally in which all graduates complete a study abroad experience as well as an internship.

In order to earn the M. Arch. degree, students must:

  1. Earn a minimum total of 168 credit hours.
  2. Satisfy all Drury Core curriculum requirements.
  3. Complete, with a minimum grade of C-, all of the following required courses:

    ARTZ 111, ARTZ 123, MATH 211 (or equivalent, or higher), PHYS 201, ARCH 112, ARCH 124, ARCH 213, ARCH 214, ARCH 225, ARCH 233, ARCH 234, ARCH 251, ARCH 252, ARCH 253, ARCH 315, ARCH 334, ARCH 335, ARCH 356, ARCH 417, ARCH 418, ARCH 426 (or ARCH 428), ARCH 427, ARCH 456 (or ARCH 458), ARCH 461, ARCH 467, MARC 519, MARC 520, MARC 521, MARC 538, MARC 539, MARC 557, and MARC 569.

  4. Complete, with a minimum grade of C-, at least 9 credit hours of MARC electives
  5. Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of Free Electives with designations other than ARCH or MARC.
  6. Complete an approved international architecture program experience with a minimum duration of 5 weeks.
  7. Complete 360 hours of approved internship experience.

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