University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Master of Architecture - Track I

Master of Architecture Track I Curriculum Outline (PDF).

Track I students typically complete all or most of the M.Arch. degree requirements in Eugene. They begin their course of study the summer before their first full academic year of study.

In addition to the general Graduate School requirements, Track I students must meet the following requirements:

Degree Requirements: 144 credits

This degree is typically completed in 10 terms. This includes 64 credits in design studios. The remaining 80 credits are distributed among required professional course work and professional electives, which include the seminar, advanced study, and history requirements described below.

Design Requirements: 64 credits (10 terms)

Subject Area Requirements: 80 credits (This includes 17 credits of elective course work and 6 credits of ARCH 507 or 607, seminar minimum)

Advanced Study Requirement: 15 credits
Students may choose one of two avenues to meet the advanced study requirement: (1) based in course work or (2) based in research. A written proposal must be submitted to the Department of Architecture Graduate Studies Committee no later than the beginning of the fall term of their second year in the program.

History Requirements: 12 credits
All professional degree students in architecture must take architectural history courses covering defined time-periods. Master of Architecture students must complete a minimum of three courses from the Architecture History Groups. See Department of Architecture History Requirements. ARCH  610 - 20th Century Architecture History counts as the “Modern” requirement.)


University of Oregon requirements for all graduate students: 

Minimum Credits (600-level) in Residence: 9 credit hours

Maximum Credits Per Term: 16 credits without additional fees, and up to 18 credits with additional fees assessed for each credit beyond 16.

Registration Minimum Per Term: 3 credits at graduate level

Full-Time Status: 9 credits at graduate level

Continuous Enrollment: Students enrolled in a graduate program must attend the university continuously (except for summers) until all program requirements have been completed, unless on-leave status has been approved. (This is a Graduate School requirement.)

Graded Credits: There is no graded-credit-hour requirement for graduate students in either the master of architecture or master of interior architecture programs. If graded hours are taken, an average GPA of 3.0 must be maintained.