Program Overview

The Masters of Science in Architectural Studies (MSAS) is a nonprofessional graduate degree program for advanced investigations in Sustainability, Historic Preservation, or Themed Environments. Applicants may also elect to develop a MSAS Planned Program in focus areas including Pedagogy,  Acoustics, Computational Design, Advanced Building Information Modeling, or Building Science & Technology. Location for application is dependent on the concentration area of specialization.

The MSAS Degree Program welcomes applications from both research and practice-oriented candidates and will prepare students for professional advancement and specialized careers.  Masters in Architecture applicants may choose to earn a Graduate Certificate as an additional credential or they may earn a separate MSAS Concentration Degree.


Applicants to the Master of Science in Architectural Studies (MSAS) degree programs are reviewed application twice yearly. Please submit all application materials by March 1st to be considered for the fall semester, or by October 1st to be considered for admission in the following spring semester.

We will consider late applications received after these deadlines only on a space-available basis.



  • David Rifkind, Ph.D., Director + Ivan H. Smith Endowed Professor;
  • Bradley Walters, AIA, Associate Director of Graduate Programs + Edward M. “Ted” Fearney Endowed Associate Professor;
  • Sheryl McIntosh, Admissions Officer: Phone: (352) 294-1460; Email:
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