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Architecture

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Master
36 months
Duration
13328 USD/year
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3252 USD/year
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About

The Architecture program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a NAAB-accredited professional degree designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than architecture (such as Business, Engineering, Political Science, etc.).

Overview

Students who pursue the Architecture program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte range from those who are seeking a career change to those who wanted to pursue a liberal arts undergraduate academic program prior to embarking upon architectural studies.

Curriculum

Students admitted to the MArch I program complete a full-time, three-plus-year, 96-credit curriculum that begins in the fall semester.

In the first year of the MArch I program, students acquire the fundamentals of visual and spatial design, conceptualization, problem solving, and material and environmental influences. In addition to design studio, students take introductory coursework in architectural history and theory, building technology, and representation.

In the second year, students join incoming MArch II students to complete a curriculum that includes advanced-design studios coupled with courses in contemporary theory, building technology, computational methods, design methodology and architectural electives.

In the third year, students complete a comprehensive architectural design project, a research-driven graduate diploma studio, along with courses in architectural research, professional practice, and additional architectural electives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural History I: Prehistory-1750
  • Materials and Assembly Principles
  • Design Studio: Fundamentals
  • Representation I: Fundamentals
  • Architectural History II: 1750-Present
  • Environmental Systems Principles

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

96 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.  
  • GRE is optional, except in cases where a candidate’s undergraduate GPA is below a 3.25.
  • All UNC Charlotte Graduate School application requirements, including a statement of purpose, a current curriculum vitae (CV), transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended, GRE scores (where applicable), and three letters of recommendation.
  • A digital portfolio of creative work. Applicants to the M.Arch. I curriculum should submit examples of work that offer evidence of creativity, self-motivation, analysis, and critical thinking. Visual work such as painting, sculpture, furniture making, photography, etc., are acceptable, as are fiction writing, poetry, and any other reasonable evidence of sustained creative endeavor.
  • Applicants to the M.Arch. I curriculum are expected to complete introductory, college-level physics and pre-calculus courses. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    3252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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