Saturday, May 9, 2009

Update on acquiring a B.Arch and M.Arch at the same school, plus a poll

A recent commenter hipped me to this link on the website for the NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board).  The list indicates what accredited degrees are offered at what schools in which states, and it appears that one can indeed earn an accredited B.Arch or an M.Arch at certain schools.  However, anyone wanting to attend these schools and trying to decide on what kind of degree to pursue should fully investigate the school's website and talk to someone (or someones) from the school. For example, it appeared on the University of Miami website that the school offered the five-year B.Arch as well as the two- to three-year M.Arch, but they do not offer a four-year preprofessional degree in architecture.  In contrast, the New School of Architecture in San Diego's website shows that they offer the B.Arch and a four- to five-year preprofessional degree that leads into their two- to three-year professional M.Arch degree.  They also offer a Masters degree for folks with a B.Arch, but that Master's is not an M.Arch.  

Again, be sure to do the research when you start thinking about a graduate degree.  I can share general advice and insight on graduate school, but I cannot tell you the specifics of each school.  The best way to learn about different schools is to talk to each other.  Ask your fellow interns and licensed colleagues about where they got their degrees: how hard was it? how good do they think their education was?

And that's the question I put to you.  Where did you get your degree(s)?  And how good do you think your education was?  (And what is your basis of comparison for "good"?)

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