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Built Ecologies, M.Sc.

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University rank #301 (ARWU) Troy, NY, United States
The Graduate Program in Built Ecologies develops innovative buildings systems, structures, and ecologies informed by the behavior of natural systems and emerging technologies.
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Overview

The program offers MS and PhD degrees in Architectural Sciences with a concentration in Built Ecologies.
The Built Ecologies program creates next-generation systems and strategies that operate synergistically with larger ecologies. Coursework is taught in New York City at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE), a unique educational and research collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP (SOM). CASE is co-located at SOM in New York City and at Rensselaer’s campus in Troy, NY. Research at CASE addresses the need for radically improved, energy-effective, and sustainable built environments. Current research includes integrated and distributed on-site energy harvesting, transformation, storage and redistribution, bio-mechanical air filtration, and dynamic daylighting systems.

Programme Structure

The program at CASE also offers a 1-year Master of Architecture II post-professional degree in Performance Design for applicants who possess either a B.Arch or M.Arch professional degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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    7

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    88

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    570

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General Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio, if required by department
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Tuition Fee

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    54000 USD/year
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    54000 USD/year
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  • In-State

    54000 USD/year
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Living costs for Troy

  • 958 - 2090 USD/month
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Funding

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