Program Overview

Lawrence Technological University offers a Master’s program in Architecture for those wishing to take their education to a higher level. Before applying to this program students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.

This degree can be completed online with the exception of the Master Class studio. The studio can either be completed on campus during a 10-week summer semester or over four weekends plus a field trip. Graduate-level architecture programs consist of coursework in design, building science, structural engineering, architectural history, theory, professional practice, and elective courses. For those without any prior knowledge of the field, coursework in calculus, physics, computers, statics and strengths of materials, architectural history, studio, and building science is usually required.

The entire program requires 36 credit hours including classes such as Research Methods, Ecological Issues, Design Theory, Professional Practice and Critical Practice Studio. Students are also required to take courses in Advanced Design Studio or take Thesis courses. Students also are required to take elective courses to fulfill the remaining credit requirements. These classes can include: Construction management, Law for Architects, Practice Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Leadership Development, Information Systems and the Enterprise, Quality Control, and Technology Management.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    This degree holds special accredation from Lawrence Tech NAAB


    Before applying to this program students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.

    School Overview

    Lawrence Technological University is a four-year private school located in Southfield, Michigan. In 1932, the Lawrence brothers founded the school as the Lawrence Institute of Technology to be a school of engineering. The school’s current name was adopted in 1989 when the first master degree program was launched. Doctoral programs were first offered in 2002.

    Lawrence Technological University offers certificates of completion, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees from the following colleges:

    • Architecture and Design
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Management



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