University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Master of Architecture - Track II

Master of Architecture Track II Curriculum Outline (PDF)

Track II students are expected to have completed professional courses in building technology, architectural history, architectural design, and other subject areas in their undergraduate degree. Students with insufficient preparation may be admitted with deficiencies which need to be made up during the course of study. Satisfaction of the specific deficiencies may require course work in addition to the minimum 87 credits required for the degree. Students intending to study in Portland may be required to fulfill deficiencies on the Eugene campus before commensing study in Portland.

In addition to the general Graduate School requirements as listed in the UO Catalog, Track II students must fulfill the professional curriculum requirements of Track I, though admitted with advanced standing. Students can transfer up to 36 credits of design (up to four studios; excluding ARCH 585 and 586) and up to 50 credits of subject-area courses. Students will be notified of their course requirements after transcript evaluations have been completed.

Degree Requirements: 87 credits

This degree is typically completed in six terms. This includes 40 credits in design studios. The remaining 47 credits are distributed among required professional course work and professional electives, which include the seminar, advanced study, and history requirements described below.

Design Requirements: 40 credits (6 terms)

Subject Area Requirements: 47 credits (This includes 14 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.