The Master of Architecture degree program at Fairmont State emphasizes the cultural, geographic, and historical conditions that distinguish the character of the Appalachian Region.
The program’s studio projects typically provide an opportunity to explore the revitalization of the region’s smaller cities and towns through the design of innovative architectural interventions. The curriculum further offers opportunities for research and project applications in sustainable design issues ranging from energy efficiency to adaptive reuse to food systems.
The Master of Architecture (M. Arch) Program consists of 42 semester hours of coursework. In addition to the required classes, electives can range from study abroad travel opportunities, to project management courses offered through the MBA program, to student-selected special interest topics. The M. Arch program is typically completed in three semesters of full-time study. The full professional degree at Fairmont State is made up of the prerequisite four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture plus this one-and-one-half year M. Arch degree. Applicants to the M. Arch degree from other institutions may or may not require additional time to complete their degree pending an evaluation of the curricular content of their degree. See Admission Requirements for additional information