Expected Placement for Students with an Undergraduate Degree in an Architecture Related Field, Environmental Design, or Architectural Studies
Students who have a four-year, undergraduate degree in architectural studies or environmental design may apply for admission to the Master of Architecture program. Students will be evaluated based on the application process and portfolio review and will be placed at an appropriate point in the architecture curriculum. Students can expect to pursue a series of rigorous design studios and specialized courses in advanced architecture to be granted the Master of Architecture degree.
Generally, non-MSU applicants to the Graduate Program can expect to be provisionally admitted to the graduate program providing successful portfolio and application review. Typically the provision for most non-MSU applicants is that ARCH 457, which is the 4th year capstone studio, must be successfully completed prior to being fully admitted into the Graduate program. This course may be taken during a summer term prior to the start of the graduate program. This type of provisional admittance will result in one additional semester of study to complete the M.ARCH degree requirements.
Expected Placement for Students with an Undergraduate Degree in a field unrelated to Architecture
Students who have a four-year, undergraduate degree in a field unrelated to Architecture can expect to complete 3 1/2 years of undergraduate Architecture prerequisite coursework prior to starting graduate level coursework. A student in this situation could expect the entire program (undergraduate prerequisites and graduate courses) to take 4 1/2 years to complete. A student with an undergraduate degree in a field unrelated to Architecture should first apply to Montana State University as a post-bach undergraduate student. Once the undergraduate prerequisite courses have been completed the student should apply to the Montana Statue University Graduate School for admission to the Master of Architecture program.