5 Architectural Programs at MSIs

by Kelly C. Lewis

Communities need places for people to live, eat, work, and play. To meet the needs of those around them, architects are tasked with designing these locations with the public health, safety, and welfare in mind. Architects are trained in architecture; which offers various career opportunities in luxury, commercial, contemporary design. Though building designing is the most prevalent idea architecture, landscape architecture is another great opportunity for those interested in becoming an architect. So, for those students with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, imaginative nature, passion for mathematics, and the ability to draft and draw this week’s MSI Line Up is for you. Today’s Monday MSI Line Up shares five MSIs that offer architecture programs to jump-start your career with the necessary formal training.

1) Tuskegee University (HBCU)—Tuskegee, AL

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Tuskegee University Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction science is one of the best programs in the nation. The Bachelor of Architecture program is designed for students to become interns with great potential to become registered architectures post-graduation. To graduate from the program, students must complete 170 credit hours of courses. Students begin a pre-Architecture track for their first two years. Upon satisfying course requirements, presentation of graphic portfolio, as well as a 2.2. overall and a 2.50 in architecture courses, students can apply for admission in the three-year professional program. Learn more here

2) University of Nevada-Las Vegas (AANAPISI)—Las Vegas, NV

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Architecture provides students interested in architecture a variety of Program types. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design, Landscape Architecture, Healthcare Interior Design, and a Master of Architecture. Incoming students begin their studies in the School of Architecture’s foundation curriculum until the end of their second year. Acceptance to the program is competitive, students must submit a portfolio, professional statement, and maintain a GPA of a 3.0. To learn more about UNLA school of architecture click here.

3) University of the District of Columbia (HBCU)—Washington, D.C.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences is committed to improving the quality of life and economic opportunities of the nation by way of research and community outreach. The Urban Architecture & Community Planning program empowers students to utilize design as a method for creating sustainable urban environments. UDC offers two program types: Bachelor of science and Master of architecture. The master program uniquely offers an accelerated track for non-architecture undergraduates. To learn more about the curriculum click here.

4) University of Hawaii at Manoa (AANH/ AANAPISI)Honolulu, HI

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) provides students the opportunity to earn a degree in architecture or a professional degree in landscape architecture. The School of Architecture offers a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree, Master of Landscape Architecture degree, and a Doctor of Architecture degree— Hawaii’s only accredited degree in architecture. It is important to note, if applying to a UHM architecture program they do not grant deferred admission. Click here to learn more.

5) University of Texas at Arlington (HSI)—Arlington, TX

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs is designed for students to pursue professional careers in architecture or interior design. The Bachelor of Science in architecture is a four-year program that combines architecture and design courses with a liberal arts curriculum. The interior design program emphasizes an architectural approach to increase post-graduation employment.  The Master of Science in architecture offers three paths based on preparation.  To learn more click here.

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