Architecture Joint Degree Program

The School of Architecture and the McKelvey School of Engineering collaborate so that a student can earn a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) and a Master of Construction Management (MCM) degree in considerably less time than one would need to earn each degree separately. In this joint program, the School of Architecture accepts nine credit units earned in the McKelvey School of Engineering toward the M.Arch degree. In the same way, the McKelvey School of Engineering accepts nine credit units earned in Architecture toward the MCM degree, as long as the MCM degree is finished at the same time or immediately following the M.Arch degree.


Admissions Requirements

  • Application (fee waived for current WashU architecture students)
  • Must have been accepted into the Sam Fox School M.Arch degree
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV

Focus Courses (Choose 7)

  • Financial Principles of the Company
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Legal Aspects of Construction
  • Fundamentals of Construction Management
  • Construction Project Planning & Scheduling
  • MCM/M.Arch Capstone Project - Phase I
  • MCM/M.Arch Capstone Project - Phase II

Elective Courses (Choose 1)

  • Digital Construction Technology
  • Understanding Emerging & Disruptive Technologies
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Enterprise Data Management
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Heavy Civil Construction Management
  • The Art & Science of Risk Management
  • Hands-On with Traditional Project Management