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Andrews University (BArch-5.5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Auburn University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

8 credits

yes-2 credits

Ball State University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Boston Architectural Center (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

2 semesters

19.5 credits (credits can't be broken down)

no

California College of Arts and Crafts (BArch-5 yrs)

optional

2 semesters

12 units (6 per semester)

yes-3 units

California Polytechnic State University,Pomona (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

8 credits

yes-4 credits (2 courses)

California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

3 quarters

15 credits (5 per quarter)

no

Carnegie Melon University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

The Catholic University of America (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

City College of CUNY (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

2 semesters

12 credits (6 per semester)

no

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

no

Cornell University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

2 semesters

8 credits

no

Drexel University (BArch-6/7 yrs)

yes

3 semesters

18 credits (6 per semester)

no

Drury College (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Florida A & M University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Florida Atlantic University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

yes-3 credits

Hampton University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

yes-2 credits

Howard University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

yes-6 credits

Illinois Institute of Technology (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Iowa State University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Kansas State University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Kent State University (BArch-degree + 1 year)

no

-

-

-

Louisiana State University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Louisiana Tech University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Mississippi State University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

9 credits

yes-3 credits

New Jersey Institute of Technology (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Newschool of Architecture (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

New York Institute of Technology (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

5 credits

no

North Carolina State University (BArch-degree+1 yr)

no

-

-

-

North Dakota State University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

8 credits

yes-2 credits

Oklahoma State University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

The Pennsylvania State University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

2 semesters

12 credits (6 per semester)

no

Philadelphia University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Pratt Institute (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Rhode Island School of Design (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Rice University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Roger Williams University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

5 credits

yes-3 credits

Savannah College of Art & Design (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Southern California Institute of Architecture (BArch-5 yrs)

optional

1 semester

9 units

yes-3 units

Southern Polytechnic State University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Southern University and A & M College (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

yes-2 credits

Syracuse University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

2 semesters

12 credits (6 per semester)

yes-3 credits

Temple University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

yes-5 credits (3 courses)

Texas Tech University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Tulane University (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

yes-3 credits

Tuskegee University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Arizona (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Arkansas (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Cincinnati (BArch-6 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Detroit Mercy (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Houston (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Idaho (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

5 credits

yes-2 credits

University of Illinois at Chicago (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Kansas (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Kentucky (BArch-5 yrs)

optional

1 semester

6 credits

yes-3 credits

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Miami (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of North Carolina Charlotte (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

2 semesters

12 credits (6 per semester)

no

University of Notre Dame (BArch-5 yrs)

yes

1 semester

6 credits

no

University of Oklahoma (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Oregon (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Southern California (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

University of Texas at Austin (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Wentworth Institute of Technology (BArch-assoc. degree+3 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Woodbury University (BArch-5 yrs)

no

-

-

-

Overall, graduate architecture programs are more likely to require the design thesis than undergraduate ones. Of sixty-nine NAAB accredited undergraduate B Arch architecture programs, twenty-three or 33% require the design thesis. Of eighty-one NAAB accredited graduate M Arch architecture programs forty or 49.4% require the design thesis.

 

The length of time allowed for completion of the design thesis also fluctuates but preference is given to a one-semester time period. Of the twenty-three NAAB accredited undergraduate B Arch architecture programs that require a design thesis, fifteen or 65% require a one-semester design thesis, seven programs or 31% require a two-semester design thesis, and one program or 4% requires a three-quarter design thesis. Three undergraduate programs offer an optional design thesis. A thesis preparation course is required in sixteen of twenty-three undergraduate programs or 70%.

 

Of the forty NAAB accredited graduate M Arch architecture programs that require a design thesis, twenty-seven or 68% require a one-semester design thesis and thirteen or 32% require a two-semester design thesis. Eleven graduate programs offer an optional design thesis. A thesis preparation course is required in forty of forty graduate programs or 100%.

 

 

 

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