Graduate Prerequisite Requirements

Graduate Prerequisite Requirements

The MArch program requires three prerequisite courses: one Calculus and two Art History or Architecture History. These courses are required for all prospective graduate students who don't have an undergraduate degree in architecture. Prerequisite requirements do not apply to students who have a prior architecture degree.

Calculus
The calculus course should be offered within an institution's math department and should not be a remedial or specialized course (e.g. something like "Calculus I" is usually more appropriate than "Business Calculus"). Advanced Placement (AP) credit for Calculus will be accepted when granted by an undergraduate institution.
 
Art/Architecture History
The art history or architecture history courses may vary. The two combined should ideally cover a visual history from ancient or Renaissance periods up through the present. The second course should emphasize (or at least cover) modern and contemporary art and architecture.
 
When and Where to Fulfill Requirements
We try to be as flexible as we can with these requirements. Courses may be completed through any accredited institution, including at a community college, with online coursework, or through an applicant’s undergraduate institution. To confirm whether a particular course will meet the requirements, please contact the Graduate Academic Advisor.
 
Prerequisites do not need to be completed before applying to the graduate program as long as they're completed before beginning MArch coursework. Admitted students may fulfill outstanding requirements between the time of admission (typically March) and enrollment (August).