Apr 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Architecture, MArch - Level II

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design  > Architecture, MArch - Level II

Program Requirements

Course of Study:
All Level II entrants must earn a minimum of 60 credit hours of approved study that include the course work described below. Since students entering the program at Level II already hold a degree in architecture or environmental design, some of the requirements described below may have been met in advance. For such students, the curriculum may be modified by substitution of electives for courses previously taken at another university. The appropriate area coordinator and the Director of Graduate Studies must approve any petitions for substitutions in the degree plan. Students with deficiencies may be required to undertake additional course work.

Students must obtain approval of their individual degree plan before the conclusion of the first term of enrollment.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should complete the online graduate application process found at How to Apply, including a non-refundable application fee. Additionally, applicants should submit a portfolio directly by mail to the College of Architecture & Design Graduate Admissions Office.

  • Portfolio Requirements
    • Purpose
      • The portfolio allows reviewers to determine an applicant’s potential for success in a studio based design curriculum. Evidence of creative work is not limited to Architecture, Interior Architecture, or Industrial Design work. Examples of creative work may include designs, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculpture, writing, or other creative pursuits. Please include a brief explanation of work submitted.
    • Portfolio Content - Master of Architecture Level II​
      • Applicants should submit examples of work demonstrating an ability to pursue study at an advanced level. The portfolio should be of high quality and provide evidence of well-developed graphic skills, a sense of design, and an understanding of space, form, and volume at different scales. The review committee assumes the portfolio represents the applicant’s best abilities in design.
    • Portfolio Format

Level II Curriculum

60 Credit Hours

Year One

Year Two

Fall, Level III

Spring, Level III


*Courses to be selected with graduate advisor and with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies