Important Dates & Information:
Application and Portfolio Deadline: January 15 annually
Enrollment Deposit and Intent to Enroll Deadline: April 15 annually
The MS in Architecture Design and Research capitalizes on the University of Michigan's unique position as a premier research university with over 95 top five ranked departments. The University's scope and breadth across various architecture-related disciplines is integral to the course of study in all concentrations. Our program is particularly appropriate for graduates with a B.Arch. or M.Arch. professional degrees in architecture (or equivalent degrees in related fields). The MS provides an additional credential that enables its graduates to pursue research and entrepreneurial practices, careers in the academy, or to expand their architectural practice.
MS in Architecture Design and Research degree concentration:
The degree introduces participants to design and research methods and new knowledge in digital and material technologies. Taubman College's Master of Science (MS) is an intensive 3 term (10 month) post-professional academic degree with a focus on design and research. Master of Science Degree Concentrations include:
MS in Architecture Design and Research Incoming Merit-Based Scholarships
All Master of Science applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Applicants are notified whether they have been offered a scholarship award in their admission letter. Scholarships can range from partial to full semesters of tuition. About one half of the incoming Master of Science students typically receive a scholarship. These financial scholarships are made possible through our generous alumni and friends of Taubman College. Because financial resources are limited, applicants are encouraged to seek out other sources of funding as well.
Each year 1 to 2 students are also selected for the prestigious MSc Fellowship position which comes with a stipend, and a research and mentorship position with a faculty member within their concentration.
For additional information on financial aid and scholarships please visit this page.
STEM-Designated Degree Program
The Master of Science in Architecture Design and Research degree is an approved field of study within the U.S. government’s official STEM fields list. When a student earns a degree in a field on the STEM fields list, he/she may be eligible for the 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension. OPT is defined as practical work experience in your field of study after completion of a degree. With a STEM degree, a student's "regular" OPT of 12 months may be extended for an additional 24 months. For further details regarding STEM extensions contact the International Center.