Architecture (MS)

MS

Architecture, MS

On Campus 36 cr

Architecture, MS

On Campus 36 cr

The Master of Science in Architecture is a research-oriented program. Students can choose to participate with a Specialization in Interior Design or focus on architecture research. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in architecture, interior design, or a closely related field.

Description

The Master of Science in Architecture degree is a scholarly, research-orientated curriculum. This 36-credit hour program of study is designed for students who are interested in pursuing teaching and research as a career objective. It is a highly individualized program in which a candidate works closely with a faculty mentor to develop a course of study. Research topics and desired faculty advisors must be identified in the applicant’s personal statement when applying. This program is based on our campus in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is not available online. Completion of this program will not make the student a licensed architect.

Specializations

  1. Interior Design
    • On Campus

    The Master of Science in Architecture with a Specialization in Interior Design is a research and scholarly-based program. Students that enter this program are working towards careers in interior design research or academic settings. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in interior design to participate in this program. This 36-hour program is an online program designed for interior design professionals to participate in while they work. Students engaged in the program have a wide variety of opportunities for specialization within interior design. If interested in designing for aging adults, the program offers a dual Interior Design and Gerontology Certificate as part of the required program courses. Additionally, courses can be selected within a student’s area of interest including healthcare, workplace, education environments, wellness, and environmentally conscious design. Research topics and desired faculty advisors must be identified in the applicant’s personal statement when applying. Completion of this program will not make the student a licensed interior designer.

    Department

    Architecture

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    * When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement: This statement of research goals should address the following questions:
    1. Why do you want a master's degree?
    2. What are your research interests?
    3. What are your academic goals?
    4. Is there a faculty member with whom you would like to work?
  • Portfolio: Prepare a multi-page PDF of design work.

Admission Deadlines

  • Interior design specialization (fall admission only) for full financial consideration, students must apply by January 15.
  • All other programs, for full financial consideration, students must apply by January 15 for Fall, November 1 for Spring.
  • Otherwise: Rolling Admission.

Department

Architecture

Graduate Chair

Zac Porter

Support Staff

Stephanie Kuenning

Tuition & Fees
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