Woodbury School of Architecture offers a 1-year post-professional Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch) for those students with a professional degree in architecture. The MSArch degree serves as an armature for independent research within the context of academic infrastructure. This degree is offered at both our Los Angeles and San Diego locations, with different specializations available at each.
The MSArch degree embodies a fresh approach to architecture. Within an intimate and immersive program, our innovative coursework trains students to engage in the architectural discourse of the city, making clear-eyed connections between their work, new technologies in both representation and realization, and built and natural environments.
Students may work within faculty-led initiatives, including:
-ACE Center (ACE)
-Arid Lands Institute (ALI)
-Julius Shulman Institute (JSI)
-Landscape + Urbanism (L+U)
-Real Estate Development for Architects (RED)
-Rome Center for Architecture and Culture (RCAC)
-Urban Policy Center (UP Center)
Within these individual initiatives and or under faculty-guided independent research, students are able and encouraged to take advantage of the courses and expertise offered by the other schools of Woodbury University, including: Business; Media Culture & Design; and the College of Transdisciplinarity.
MSArch applicants should demonstrate a possible specific architectural research interest, as well as submit a portfolio. All students should edit and format graphically exemplary and relevant architectural, art, photographic, literary, critical or scientific work into a quality bound or digital product.
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