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Department of Architecture

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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.

While our curriculum is highly ranked and regarded, it is the culture of architecture in Seaton/Regnier 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.

Students sitting in design studio

Master of Architecture | Professional Degree Program 

The NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture program is a five year non-baccalaureate track for students with little or no college experience. Incoming students to the college share a common first year sequence in the environmental design studies program followed by four years of study resulting in a Masters of Architecture (M.ARCH). 


Students sitting in the William T. Kemper Amphitheater
Master of Architecture | Post-Baccalaureate Degree Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Master of Architecture track is a minimum of three years of study for students who currently hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field of study. The program is designed to provide an accelerated curriculum for students interested in professional architectural education. The profession of architecture is highly rewarding but requires a great deal of knowledge, understanding and application of complex areas of study.


Students listening to a review in an open porch space in Seaton/Regnier Hall
Master of Science in Architecture | Post-Professional Degree Program

Our Master of Science in Architecture program is for students already holding 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. A 30 credit hour Master's degree for graduates of five or six year professional Baccalaurate programs.


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Department of Architecture | College of Architecture, Planning & Design
1088 Seaton Hall | Manhattan KS 66506-2902 | 785-532-5953 | architecture@ksu.edu