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Architecture Program

Phone: (208) 885-6781
Fax: (208) 885-9428
E-mail: arch@uidaho.edu

College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

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phone: (208) 334-2999
email: arch@uidaho.edu

Urban Design Center
University of Idaho
322 E Front Street, Suite120
Boise, ID 83702

Required Courses

Master of Architecture candidates must fulfill the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and the Architecture Program. Required courses include:

  • Arch 510 Graduate Seminar (3 cr)

  • Arch 553 Architectural Design VII (6 cr)

  • Arch 554 Architectural Design VIII (6 cr)

  • Arch 556 Architectural Design IX (6 cr)

  • Arch 568 Technical Integration in Design (2 cr)

  • Arch 575 Professional Practice (3 cr)

Graduate architecture electives selected from the following (6 cr):

  • Arch 502/504 Graduate Seminars and Special Topics 

  • Arch 511 Native American Architecture (3 cr)

  • Arch 512 Identity and Place in Global Space (3 cr)

  • Arch 513 Architectural Theory: Modernism into Postmodernism (3 cr)

  • Arch 520 Architecture Research Methods (3 cr)

  • Arch 570 Natural Lighting (3 cr)

  • Arch 571 Building Performance Evaluation (3 cr)

  • Arch 572 Integrated Design Seminar (1 cr, max 4)

  • Arch 573 Daylight Design and Simulation (3 cr)

  • Arch 574 Building Performance Simulation for Integrated Design (3 cr)

  • Arch 580 British Green Architecture (2 cr)

  • Arch 581 Eco Urban Design (3 cr)

  • Arch 582 Housing Typologies and Issues (3 cr)

  • Arch 583 Sustainable Development (3 cr)

  • Arch 584 Urban Design and Morphology (3 cr)

  • Arch 598 Internship (3 cr)


24 of the 45 credits required for this degree must be at the 500 level

The remaining courses required to complete credits for this degree may be 400 or 500 level architecture courses or 300 or 400 level courses in supporting areas.
Equivalents must be approved by the graduate program coordinator

Graduate students without an undergraduate architecture degree may also earn an accredited M. Arch degree. Those students are placed in the program according to their academic qualifications, and depending on the background of the transfer student, up to six years of study may be required to complete the degree requirements. Candidates must fulfill the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and the Architecture Program.