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Architectural Studies with Emphasis in Environment and Behavior, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) , MO, | Online
The Environment and Behavior focus is on the multifaceted relationship between people and their physical, social and cultural environments. Environment-behavior research explores a variety of environments, linking them to a range of behavioral concerns.  

About

Career opportunities for master’s and doctoral graduates of the Department and College include leadership positions in design and consulting practices in industry, government and education; and academic and administrative positions in higher education and research.

The MA degree leads to career opportunities in design firms, computer graphic enterprises, retail establishments, corporate institutions and consultancy. Graduates contribute their skill to design of commercial, institutional, corporate and health care facilities, as well as residential settings. They collaborate with related design professionals providing solutions to social and environmental problems.

Graduates of the MS and PhD degree programs pursue academic and professional careers integrating design theory with their research skills.

Accreditation

Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Topics in Environmental Design
  •  Problems in Environmental Design
  •  Graduate Design Communication 
  •  Graduate Building Systems
  •  Graduate Systems Laboratory
  •  Materials, Methods and Products
  •  Sustainable Technologies and Systems
  •  Energy-Efficient Building Design
  •  Recent Trends in Digital Media 
  •  Guiding Design with Historic Preservation
  •  Design Precedents
  •  Recent Trends in Environmental Design
  •  Environment and Behavior
  •  Shaping Human Settlements
  •  Psychosocial Function and Older Adults
  •  Place-Making in Community Design
  •  Graduate Design Studio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Statement of graduate goals and educational objectives discussing: which of the department’s emphasis areas is of interest; intentions regarding the M.A., M.S.; and request for a specific advisor (upload to the Graduate Studies online application).
  • 3 letters of recommendation (excluding MU Architectural Studies faculty). Can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application.
  • Portfolio (Required for applicants with background in design)
  • Resume/CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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