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Master of Advanced Architectural Studies (Post-Professional)

University of Southern California

18 months
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60446 USD/year
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About

This Master of Advanced Architectural Studies (Post-Professional) MAAS program offered at University of Southern California is dedicated to cutting edge research and experimentation, and seeks to explore in a highly innovative fashion the cultural and technological landscapes of Los Angeles.

Overview

Through its range of experimental ‘Labs’, the program is structured under three distinct veins of inquiry:

  • architectural urban studies using Los Angeles as a laboratory to engage global issues
  • advanced computation/fabrication technologies and material processes
  • performative architecture with an emphasis on sustainable systems

These specific design and research directions are diversely initiated by our faculty and fully supported by additional resources from the University of Southern California and the city of Los Angeles.

The Master of Advanced Architectural Studies (Post-Professional) MAAS program at University of Southern California is a three-semester advanced degree program. Consisting of two option-based topic studios followed by an in-depth Directed Design Research project [DDR], and coordinated seminar courses each for the first two semesters, the degree is focused on advanced and emerging topics in architecture. The design and research directions are diversely initiated by our faculty and fully supported by additional resources from the University at-large and the city of Los Angeles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Architectural Theory
  • Advanced Computation
  • Urban Theory: Los Angeles Case Study
  • Advanced Fabrication
  • Graduate Architecture Design – Themes
  • Advanced Graduate Architecture Design – Topics
  • Architecture Directed Design Research Option
  • Architecture Thesis Option

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for admission must have a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or its equivalent.
  • All transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction. 
  • Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to USC by the college or university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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