School of Architecture

M.S. in Architectural Studies

Jason Alread, Director

Sheryl McIntosh, Graduate Program Assistant
Office: ARC 232
T: (352) 294-1460
E: smcint@ufl.edu

 

Program Overview

The Masters of Science in Architectural Studies (M.S.A.S.) is a nonprofessional degree for advanced investigations in specialized areas of architectural history, architectural pedagogy, theory, technology, design, preservation, or practice. Students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university are eligible to apply to this program; the proposed area of focus should be precisely defined in the application. This is a 3 to 4 semester program (32 hours minimum) that includes a thesis or a Master’s Degree Project. Interdisciplinary study is encouraged. Concentrations and certificates are available in historic preservation, sustainable architecture, and sustainable design.

 

Concentrations

Concentration in Historic Preservation

Concentration in Sustainable Architecture

Concentration in Sustainable Design

 

Areas of Specialization

Pedagogy
Adeline Hofer
T: (352) 294-7154
E: adeline@ufl.edu

Technology
Jason Alread
T: (352) 294-1455
E: jalread@ufl.edu

Theory
Charlie Hailey
T: (352) 392-0205 ext. 229
E: clhailey@ufl.edu

History
Hui Zou
T: (352) 392-0205 ext. 216
E: hzou@ufl.edu

Design
Adeline Hoffer
T: (352) 294-7154
E: adeline@ufl.edu

Preservation
Marty Hylton
T: (352) 392-6098 ext. 326
E: mhylton@ufl.edu

Practice
Alfonso Perez
T: (352) 392-0205 ext. 212
E: alfperez@ufl.edu

 

Admission Requirements 

The UF School of Architecture’s graduate admissions committee considers applications for Fall Semester entry ONLY. It reviews these application materials as part of the process:

  • Your undergraduate grade point average, calculated from the last 60 semester credits (or 90 quarter credits) of your bachelor’s degree, of which 3.00 is the expected minimum.
  • The total of your verbal and quantitative Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, of which 300 is the expected minimum. (The analytical score is NOT counted)
  • Your portfolio of previous design studio work or creative work (8.5″ x 11″ preferred)
  • Your official transcripts and credentials from all previous higher education institutions attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation from people qualified to assess your academic performance or professional experience.
  • Your letter of intent, detailing your motives and goals in pursuing a graduate education in architecture, as well as your intended focus or specialization.
  • If you are a foreign applicant, your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, of which 550 (paper format), 213 (computer format) or 80 (web format) is the expected minimum.

The graduate admissions committee bases its decision on the overall strength of your application package, rather than isolated scores or criteria. The application deadline is January 15 of each year; all application materials must reach UF by this date. Late applications are not necessarily turned away, but they cannot be guaranteed priority for placement of financial aid consideration. The committee will notify you of its decision by letter. The mailing of these letters is tentatively scheduled for the last week of March.

For more information and application forms, visit the UF Graduate School Admissions page.