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Architecture and Community Planning (ARCP)   

Program Title and Classification

Architecture and Community Planning

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Architecture

Abstract

The dual degree combines course work from the Architecture and Urban Studies and Planning programs to enable a student to complete both the Master of Architecture and Master of Community Planning degrees with fewer credits than it would take to complete the two separately.

Students of the dual-degree program acquire specialized knowledge tailored to understanding the urban environment from several perspectives. Students learn how social, economic and political forces have led to the development of human habitats. The emphasis on urban design in the dual-degree program yields an education that is particularly applicable for persons interested in the revitalization of metropolitan areas and their center cities.

Applicants for the dual degree in Architecture and Community Planning should use the following four-letter code on the online application: ARCP

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
18 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
18 Jan


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.arch.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Architecture and Master of Community Planning (dual degree) (M.Arch. and M.C.P.)

Core Requirements
Path A: Advanced Standing for students with a B.S. (75 or 78 credits)

            

ARCH 460: Site Analysis and Design (3 credits) ARCH 600: Comprehensive Design Studio (6 credits)
ARCH 601: Topical Design Studio (6 credits)  ARCH 611: Advanced Technology (3 credits)
ARCH 654: Urban Development and Design Theory (3 credits) ARCH 6xx: Architecture Elective (3 credits)
ARCH 700: Urban Design Studio (6 credits) ARCH 6xx: Architecture Elective (3 credits)
ARCH 770: Professional Practice (3 credits) ARCH 797: Thesis Proseminar (3 credits)
ARCH 799: Thesis Research (6 credits) ARCH 798: Thesis (3 credits)
URSP 600: Research Design (3 credits) URSP 601: Research Methods (3 credits)
URSP 603: Land Use Planning (3 credits) URSP 604: Planning Process (3 credits)
URSP 605: Planning History and Theory (3 credits) URSP 606: Microeconomics of Planning and Public Policy (3 credits)
URSP xxx: Elective Social Requirement (3 credits) URSP 705: Community Planning Studio (4 credits)
URSP 706: Community Planning Studio (2 credits) URSP 709: Community Planning Internship (0 or 3 credits)

 

Path B: For individuals with a B.A. or B.S. (126 or 129 credits)                                 

 

ARCH 404: Graduate Architecture Design Studio I (6 credits) ARCH 405: Graduate Architecture Design Studio II (6 credits)
ARCH 406: Graduate Architecture Design Studio III (6 credits) ARCH 407: Graduate Architecture Design IV (6 credits)
ARCH 425: History of Architecture I (3 credits) ARCH 426: History of Architecture II (3 credits)
ARCH 443: Visual Communication for Architects (3 credits) ARCH 445: Visual Analysis of Architecture (3 credits)
ARCH 460: Site Analysis and Design (3 credits) ARCH 462: Methods & Materials of Building Construction (3 credits)
ARCH 463: Sustainable Systems in Architecture (3 credits) ARCH 464: Architectural Structures I (3 credits)
ARCH 465: Architectural Structures II (3 credits) ARCH 466: Environmental Systems in Architecture (3 credits)
ARCH 600: Integrated Design Studio V (6 credits) ARCH 601: Topical Design Studio VI (6 credits)
ARCH 611: Advanced Architecture Technology (3 credits) ARCH 654: Urban Development and Design Theory (3 credits)
ARCH 770: Professional Practice of Architecture (3 credits) ARCH 797: Thesis Proseminar (3 credits)
ARCH 798: Thesis in Architecture (3 credits) ARCH 799: Master's Thesis Research (6 credits)
ARCH 6xx: Architecture Elective (3 credits) ARCH 6xx: Architecture Seminar (3 credits)
URSP 600: Research Design and Application (3 credits) URSP 601: Research Methods (3 credits)
URSP 603: Land Use Planning: Concepts and Techniques (6 credits) URSP 604: The Planning Process (3 credits)
URSP 605: Planning History and Theory (3 credits) URSP 688L: Planning Technology (3 credits)
URSP xxx: Elective Social Requirement (3 credits) URSP 606: Planning Economics (3 credits)
URSP 709: Community Planning Internship (0 or 3 credits) URSP 708: Community Planning Studio (6 credits)*

 

*Community Planning Studio is also offered in the summer as URSP 705: Summer Community Planning Studio I (4 credits) and URSP 706: Summer Community Planning Studio II (2 credits)

 

 

Website

http://www.arch.umd.edu

Contacts

Brian Kelly, Director

1228 Architecture Building

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-4592

bkelly@umd.edu

 

Casey Dawkins, Ph.D., Director

1204 Architecture Building

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-6791

dawkins1@umd.edu

 

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