University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Ph.D. Program Information

The usual program for the PhD consists of a minimum of 66 credits, including at least 50 graduate-level credits in the Department of Architecture, through a four- to six-year course of study. The PhD program in architecture is governed by the regulations of the University of Oregon Graduate School and administered by the Department of Architecture’s PhD program committee. Specific degree requirements include:

  • the first year of study needs to be at the Eugene campus
  • a minimum of two years in residence
  • completion of three terms of courses in research methodology
  • completion of two courses in design theory and history of sustainable design
  • completion of two focus areas (one within and one outside the Department)
  • completion of a written qualifying examination, followed by an oral qualifying examination
  • completion of a dissertation

For additional reference, see the Phd Handbook.

Typical Course of Study

The following shows the expected timelines and sequence for fulfilling the minimum course of study requirements. Students may take additional courses or credits as desired, or as need to meet fulltime status requirements. The exact sequence of courses taken will depend on the program of study by each student and course availability. The minimum residency requirement is two years.

Typical Course of Study
  Fall Winter Spring
Y1 Arch 620 Research Methods (4)
Arch 633 History and Theory of Sustainable Design (4)
Arch 601 Research (4)
 
Arch 678 Advanced Research Methods in Sustainable Design (4)
Arch 617 Design and Planning Theory (4)
Arch 601 Research (4)
 
Arch 695 Research Proposal Development (4)
Electives (8)
 
Y2

Statistical Methods (4)
Electives (8)

PROSPECTUS ABSTRACT

Electives (8)
Arch 602 (4)

PROSPECTUS DUE

Arch 605 Comprehensive Exams (5)
Arch 607 Colloquium (1)

ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY

Y3 Arch 603 Dissertation as required Arch 603 Dissertation as required Arch 603 Dissertation as required
Y4 Arch 603 Dissertation as required Arch 603 Dissertation as required Arch 603 Dissertation as required
Y5 Arch 603 Dissertation as required Arch 603 Dissertation as required Arch 603 Dissertation as required

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