In course titles, a designates fall term, b designates spring term, and c designates summer. The School reserves the right to change the prescribed course of study as necessary.
M.Arch I total requirement: 114 credits
Pre-First Year (Mid-Summer)
|1001c, Visualization I*||0|
First Year (Fall)
|1011a, Architectural Design||6|
|1015a, Visualization II||3|
|1018a, Formal Analysis||3|
|2011a, Structures I||3|
|3011a, Modern Architecture||3|
First Year (Spring)
|1012b, Architectural Design||6|
|1016b, Visualization III||3|
|2012b, Structures II||3|
|2015b, Building Technology||3|
|4011a, Intro to Urban Design||3|
First Year (Early Summer)
|1013c, Building Project†||3|
|1017c, Visualization IV†||3|
Second Year (Fall)
|1021a, Architectural Design||6|
|2021a, Environmental Design||3|
|3021a, Architectural Theory I: 1750-1968||3|
|4021a, Intro Planning and Development||3|
Second Year (Spring)
|1022b, Architectural Design||6|
|2022b, Systems Integration||3|
|3022b, Architectural Theory II: 1968-Present||3|
Third Year (Fall)
|Advanced Design Studio||9|
|2031a, Arch. Practice & Management||3|
Third Year (Spring)
|Advanced Design Studio||9|
If an entering student can demonstrate competence and passing grades, from an accredited school, in the material covered in any of the program’s required support courses (except for 2031a), that student may request a waiver of those courses. A waiver of any required course, however, does not reduce the number of course credits required to fulfill the program’s degree requirements. Support course waivers are granted by the Curriculum and Rules Committees based upon the recommendations of the course’s study area coordinators. Requests for a waiver must be submitted to one of the course’s study area coordinators within one week of the start of the first term of the student’s enrollment. A transcript, course syllabus, and a notebook or examples of work accomplished must be presented to the study area coordinators.
*This course is required for those students so designated by the Admissions Committee. Typically, this course will be required for students who do not have significant pre-architectural training. This five-week course begins mid-July and concludes mid-August.
†This course concludes in late June.
‡Two electives must be in History and Theory study area, and one elective must be in Urbanism and Landscape study area. These required electives may be taken in any term(s). Courses taken outside of the School may fulfill these requirements provided they are listed in the appropriate study areas or they have been approved by the area coordinators. Students not on academic warning or probation may substitute independent elective course work. (See the School’s Academic Rules and Regulations for procedures and restrictions.)
**Students may take up to 18 credits without permission of the Rules Committee.
All applicants, including international students, are required to take the General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) of the Educational Testing Service. For information regarding this test, test dates and locations, and/or to arrange to take the test, visit www.ets.org/gre. Although the test may be taken at any time, it should be taken no later than December preceding the application due date.
The Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The requirement for the TOEFL iBT may be waived only for applicants who have studied in residence for at least three (3) years at a university or college where English is the primary language of instruction and who will have received a baccalaureate degree, or its foreign equivalent, from that institution prior to matriculation at Yale. For further information regarding the test and/or to arrange to take the test, visit www.ets.org/toefl. The TOEFL must be taken no later than December preceding the application due date. IELTS is not accepted as a substitution for the TOEFL iBT examination.
Applicants are required to record their examination scores in the online application for each test date taken. Do not send hard copies. If an applicant retakes either the GRE or the TOEFL iBT after submitting an application and prefers to have the newer scores considered, the applicant should e-mail the Office of Admissions with the new scores at email@example.com.
The Yale School of Architecture institution code number for the GRE and TOEFL iBT is 3985. Please note that this is different from other Yale University code numbers. Unless 3985 is used on the test form, applicants’ scores will not reach the School.