Concurrent Degree Program in Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning (M.Arch.I / M.U.R.P.)
Program Duration: 4 years
Degree Conferred: Master of Architecture / Master of Urban and Regional Planning
The concurrent degree program aims at integrating the knowledge and skills provided at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning at Luskin School of Public Affairs. It is intended to serve the growing needs in public and private sectors for architects who are competent in dealing with social, economic, and environmental policy issues, and for urban planners who can integrate architecture and urban design into policy and planning practice. On successfully completing all requirements, students will receive, both the Master of Architecture Degree (M.Arch.I) and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.).
Areas of Concentration
Along with the basic required training in both Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning, students will select one of the following areas of concentration for specialization:
- Housing and Community Development
- Ecology and Environmental Planning Issues
- Urban Policy and Design
- Urban Transportation and Built Form
- Theory and Methods in Planning and Design
In consultation with faculty advisers from both Urban Planning and Architecture, concurrent degree students will select one of these fields by the end of the first year so as to provide a coherent focus for their elective coursework. Among the many courses offered in the various fields of emphasis, a student must enroll in at least six courses—at least two from Architecture and Urban Design and at least two from Urban Planning.
A.B., B.A., B.S. (including four-year B.A. or B.S. in Architecture, or another discipline)
Students interested in the concurrent Architecture and Urban Design Department and Urban Planning Department degree program must apply independently to, and be accepted by, both Departments, based on existing admission requirements. Once admitted, students will follow a four-year cycle for the concurrent program and receive their degrees after successfully completing the requirements of both programs. If a student wishes to embark on the concurrent program after being previously admitted to either Architecture and Urban Design or Urban Planning, he/she must apply independently to the second program and, if admitted, complete the requirements of both programs, including the separate thesis/comprehensive exams for each degree.
An application for admission to UCLA Architecture and Urban Design consists of four basic components that present a candidate’s academic background, interests, achievements, and potential. See “Admission Requirements” under each degree program.
Obtain the UCLA Application for Graduate Admission (AGA) online. (Concurrent degree programs are listed at the bottom of the drop-down list.)
Typical Study Program
In this four-year program, students typically take mostly Urban Planning courses during their first year, then take courses in Architecture and Urban Design, though they may take courses in both subject areas at the same time. Please check Urban Planning's website for course information.
|Courses in Urban Planning|
|411||Introductory Design Studio||6 units|
|M201||Theories of Architecture||4 units|
|220||Introduction to Computers||2 units|
|431||Structures I||4 units|
|412||Building Design Studio||6 units|
|436||Introduction to Building Construction||2 units|
|432||Structures II||4 units|
|401||Technology Core||6 units|
|433||Structures III||4 units|
|442||Building Climatolog||4 units|
|413||Building Design with Landscape Studio||6 units|
|461||Professional Practice||4 units|
|414||Major Building Design Studio||6 units|
|291||Theories of Architectural Programming||4 units|
|441||Environmental Controls||4 units|
|415||Comprehensive Studio||6 units|
|437||Building Construction||4 units|
|401||Advanced Topics Studio||6 units|
|403A||Research Studio Seminar||2 units|
|401||Advanced Topics Studio||6 units|
|403B||Research Studio Seminar||2 units|
|403C||Research Studio||6 units|
Courses and schedule are subject to change.