Offered at both our Los Angeles and San Diego campuses, the Science in Architecture program is built around, and supported by the expertise of our full-time faculty. Students in the MS Architecture program work directly with a faculty member whose areas of interest align with their own.
The faculty member serves as the primary advisor throughout the duration of the program, although they also help convene a small committee for regular reviews of the student’s progress. Having said that, the MS in Architecture program is suited to students who thrive on independence and self-direction, taking a leading role in their education.
A graduate degree in Architecture from Woodbury has a wide range of utility, and is pursued for various reasons. Some students are interested in an academic career, and the degree is a first step in that direction. Some are interested in applying to doctoral programs, and the MS Arch is a demonstration of one’s capacity for advanced research. Some have recently completed a design degree but have yet to decide what specific area of work they are attracted to. Still others are practitioners who are seeking to fine-tune their interests, and they use the time spent in the program to refresh or recalibrate their career trajectory.
Over three semesters, students can craft expertise in various disciplinary realms, including building technology, design for arid lands, film and media, landscape and urbanism, and real estate and development by accumulating coursework from Woodbury University’s multiple campuses and schools. Students and faculty come together to discuss new models of architectural practice, to expand the role of the architect in society, and to question disciplinary boundaries.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Each year Woodbury University awards a number of undergraduate merit scholarships based on the student’s academic promise and personal accomplishments. Merit scholarships are awarded to students in their first year at Woodbury. As long as the required GPA is maintained, these merit awards are renewable up to an additional three years for standard programs or up to four years for architecture students.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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