Lauren Mintier, Graduate Program Manager
225 Slocum Hall
ph. (315) 443-1041
Julie Larsen, 225 Slocum Hall
MS Program Coordinator
Fei Wang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amber Bartosh, Roger Hubeli, Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Julie Larsen, Brian Lonsway, Daekwon Park, Nina Sharifi, Michael Speaks, Fei Wang, Abingo Wu
Design | Energy | Futures is a concentrated research + design program that leads to a post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture degree. The program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas. The Master of Science degree seeks theoretically or speculatively inclined architects and emerging scholars whose research can be applied to pressing contemporary problems and opportunities. This 30-credit course of study, completed in three semesters, admits a limited number of students whose areas of interest can be matched with the expertise and ongoing research of the program’s faculty.
Students’ first semester consists of a core design studio in the area of Design | Energy | Futures complemented by a seminar in architectural research methods and applications designed to support a student’s preliminary investigations of an individual design/research project. The second semester includes elective coursework from both within the school of architecture and across campus, selected specifically to support a student’s individual project, and an affiliated research seminar. And, in the culminating term, a student will complete their independent work within the collaborative framework of a directed research course.
This is a 30 credit program leading to a Master of Science in Architecture degree.
Prerequisite for Admission into the MS in Architecture Program
Applicants must elaborate on their current research skills and prior experience in the field in a brief essay, as well as provide a personal statement describing their goals for graduate study. Students accepted to the program will define their project more precisely in discussion with a faculty advisor in the months prior to enrollment. Instruction occurs in a variety of formal settings including self-directed studios, independent study, and graduate-level courses offered in the School of Architecture or other units of Syracuse University, where cross-disciplinary interaction and exchange are strongly supported and encouraged. The program concludes with a symposium in Syracuse, where students present the results of their design work and research.
The program is open to qualified students with a professional degree in architecture (BArch or MArch, or equivalent) or with demonstrable research skills and work in architecture or related fields. The completed application form must be accompanied by an official copy of prior academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a portfolio of academic and professional work, and a brief research proposal outlining clear intellectual interests and educational objectives and demonstrating preparedness for the demands of the program. GRE scores are highly recommended, but not required. TOEFL scores are required for all applicants whose native language is not English.