Master of Science Program
Admission to the Graduate School must be obtained through the Graduate Admissions Office. Admission to a graduate program in the area of Environmental Design is based on a review by the Director of Graduate Programs for graduate students and the faculty. No single criterion is used. Credentials are evaluated according to the following criteria.
- GPA from undergraduate/graduate study
- TOEFL scores (International Students)
- Copies of official transcripts
- Letters of recommendation (preferably from both academic and industry sources)
- Portfolio Review
Applicant's Career Goals
- Applicant's career objectives
- Telephone and/or on-campus interview
Resume or Vitae
- Special accomplishments in industry or academic pursuits
- Leadership experience
- Other experience relevant to the pursuit of a graduate degree
Credit Hours Required
A minimum of 42 credit hours (includes 6 hours of thesis credit) is required for the Environmental Design Master's Degree Program.
The number of credit hours is determined by the student's Program Advisory Committee and is based upon:
- Requirements in the departmental options,
- Past education and experience, and
- Professional goals of candidate
The student, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Programs for graduate studies and Program Advisory Committee, organizes a plane of study to include a minimum of:
- 18 credit hours in the specialization area,
- 9 electives/support collateral,
- 9 credit hours in research,
- 6 credit hours in departmental thesis research (minimum).
Further information about the plan of study requirements may be obtained from the Director of Graduate Programs.