Applicants are encouraged to submit documentation during the admissions process for the M.Arch program, to support a timely evaluation. Applicants must submit final documentation by February 20, 2017. All evaluations must be complete prior to matriculation and are final.
All M.Arch applicants who wish to be evaluated for advanced placement in Track I, or for admission into Track II, must complete this form and provide documentation for review.
M.Arch Courses Requiring Documentation
Track I: Applicants may provide documentation for any successfully completed college-level coursework or work experience corresponding to the following M.Arch requirements. With the exception of Structures IV, these are the Track I first year pre-professional requirements.
Structures and building systems courses: M.Arch Structures I, II, III, IV
History of architecture courses: M.Arch History of Architecture and Urban Planning I and II
Construction/fabrication experience: M.Arch Methods and Materials
Sustainable design courses evidenced in project work and theory: M.Arch Sustainable Architecture
Professional practice courses: M.Arch Professional Practice I
2 electives in architecture or related fields
Track II: Applicants must provide documentation demonstrating completion of all M.Arch Track I first year pre-professional requirements - excluding Methods and Materials and Sustainable Architecture - in their prior educational or work experience.
M.Arch Course Requirement Information
Read the following information, on the MassArt website, for more informaiton on the program placement process and as a guide in comparing your prior coursework to M.Arch requirements.
Placement and Transfer Credit Evaluation (information and instructions linked under admissions)
Summary of M.Arch Transfer Credit and Course Substitution Policies
To be used towards an M.Arch course substitution, prior courses must carry a grade of B- or better, and must not have been applied to a prior degree. Courses must have been taken at schools with NAAB-accredited programs (NAAB.org) or other graduate or undergraduate level architecture programs. A prior course must also achieve parity in content and NAAB student performance criteria as the MassArt M.Arch requirement to which it is being compared. Only graduate credit may be transferred into the M.Arch program, but undergraduate level credit may be used towards course exemptions or course waivers.
Transfer Credit granted in both Track I and II for graduate level courses on a graduate transcript only - reduces the M.Arch credit load.
Course Exemptions granted in the Track I program only, primarily for undergraduate courses - reduce the M.Arch credit load.
Course Waivers granted in both Track I and II, primarily for undergraduate courses, must be replaced by additional graduate level courses - do not reduce the M.Arch credit load.
Track I may transfer or grant course exemptions or waivers for up to 15 credits of prior coursework, and up to 6 credits of portfolio or experience for a total of 21 possible credits. The program requires 102 graduate credits with a minimum of 81 MassArt graduate credits when 21 credits are substituted.
Track II may transfer up to 6 graduate credits. The program requires 60 graduate credits with a minimum of 54 MassArt graduate credits when 6 graduate credits are transferred.