The school offers two joint degree programs:
- Master of Architecture/Master of Arts in Design Criticism
- Master of Science in Architecture/Master of Arts in Design Criticism
These programs provide options for students who want to combine either the MArch or the MSArch with the MAD-Crit degree. Joint programs bring together advanced design and technology with a specialization in writing and criticism to provide graduates with the ability to advance their ideas graphically and textually to a wide audience.
The joint degrees take advantage of overlaps in curricula and provide graduates with expertise and background that enable them to pursue positions and projects as critics, journalists, or curators in addition to as designers.