College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture program at University of Hartford includes a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession.

Questions?
Contact Architecture Graduate Program Director Seth Holmes for more information.

About the Major

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The Master of Architecture program focuses on integrative learning and ensuring that students can approach an architectural project with an armament of skills beyond design. Our commitment is to engage architecture in its civic, social, and professional realms for the ultimate benefit of the built environment and those who use it. The program emphasizes an integration of design principles, engineering fundamentals, and business understanding with the constant exploration of innovative design.  Studios address history and theory, cultural and environmental analysis, integrative design thinking, interdisciplinary teamwork, and professional presentation skills.

The University of Hartford's Department of Architecture offers two NAAB-accredited degree program tracks.

  • M.Arch Track 1 – 48 graduate credits (3 semesters) with a preprofessional architecture degree from UHart
  • M.Arch Track 2 - 64 graduate credits (4 semesters) with a preprofessional architecture degree

Degree Requirements and Resources

The following courses and requirements are recommended for those pursuing the Master of Architecture program. See more in the course catalog.

Core Classes

  • ARC 511 | Architectural Studio I
  • ARC 512 | Advanced Site Planning
  • ARC 612 | Advanced Design Theory
  • ARC 621 | Master’s Thesis
  • ARC 623 | Advanced Professional Practice

Additional Requirements for Licensure

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) (link: <https://www.naab.org/>), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 4-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education; however, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The University of Hartford's Department of Architectural Design + Technology offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs.

  • M.Arch Track 1 (pre-professional degree from UHart + 48 graduate credits)
  • M.Arch Track 2 (pre-professional degree + 64 graduate credits)

Industry Contacts

Our program has strong ties with the local and regional architecture, construction, and engineering community, fostering learning, networking, and employment opportunities. Students are heavily involved in the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, and the Construction Institute.

Career Outlook

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Our graduates have gone on to work for companies including:

  • Amenta Emma Architects
  • Crosskey Architects
  • Disney Imagineers
  • FIP Construction
  • JCJ Architecture
  • S/L/A/M Collaborative
  • Tai Soo Kim Partners Architects
  • Tecton Architects
  • Turner Construction

Admission Requirements

Interested in enrolling in the Master of Architecture program under the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)? Here is what you need to submit your application.

Study Abroad Opportunities

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The Architecture department offers unique study abroad opportunities for its students, from first year through graduate. Students have traveled to areas like Cuba, Barcelona, Peru, Germany, and Italy. Through programs built with universities, you can explore different architectural monuments around the world and study in areas you have dreamed of.

Meet the Architecture Department

Timothy Adekunle
Assistant Professor
Architecture
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Imdat As
Assistant Professor
Architecture
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Julie Chen
Adjunct Professor; Woodshop and Digital Fabrication Lab Manager
Architecture
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Michael Crosbie
Professor
Architecture
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Daniel Davis
Professor
Architecture
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James Fuller
Department Chair; Program Director, Architectural Design + Technology; Associate Professor
Architecture
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Jason Hegenauer
Adjunct Instructor
Architecture
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Ira Hessmer
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Architecture
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Seth Holmes
Associate Professor; Architecture Graduate Program Director
Architecture
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Elizabeth Petry
Associate Professor
Architecture
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Theodore Sawruk
Associate Professor
Architecture
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Yang Yang
Assistant Professor
Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering
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