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College of Architecture, Planning and Design



Architectural education at K-State is focused on a Master of Architecture degree and a Master of Science in Architecture degree. Incoming students to the college share a common first year sequence before applying to the five year plus Non-Baccalaureate MARCH program, for those with little or no college experience. The Post-Baccalaureate MARCH program, requiring a minimum of three years of study, is designed to provide an accelerated curriculum for students interested in professional architectural education who have previously earned a Bachelor's degree in any field of study. The profession of architecture is highly rewarding but requires a great deal of knowledge, understanding and application of complex areas of study. Our curriculum breaks down the complex into building blocks that incrementally add to the skills, experience, knowledge and critical thinking necessary to a successful career in architecture. Our curriculum covers sustainability, construction, materials, environmental systems, structure, computer applications such as Building Information Modeling, regulatory issues such as codes and zoning, and accessibility to name just a few. However, primary to your education is the design process—a unique method of solving problems at multiple scales—that you will develop and apply in your design studios. Because design is so important, our program includes a design studio every semester.

Our Master of Science in Architecture program is for students already possessing a degree in architecture or related field wanting to focus on specializations such as Design Theory, Ecological and Sustainable Design, and Environment Behavior and Place Studies.

While our curriculum is highly ranked and regarded, it is the culture of architecture in Seaton Hall that is our true strength. You will be joining a vibrant community of passionate students and faculty dedicated to excellence and truly making a difference.

Professional Degree Program (Master of Architecture)

A comprehensive curriculum leads to a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree, which has two entry points. The first is a five year plus Non-Baccalaureate Master of Architecture track, for students with little or no college experience. The second is a minimum of three years of study Post-Baccalaureate Master of Architecture track, for students who currently have a Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study.

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Post-Professional Degree Program (Master of Science in Architecture)

A 30 credit hour Master's degree for graduates of five or six year professional Baccalaurate programs.

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Academic advising in the Department of Architecture is performed using a variety of methods including group orientation/advising sessions for incoming students, individual advising in studio and in the advising office and advising via email. 

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