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.

Eligibility

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
For MCM/M.Arch joint degree students, the 30 total units in the Construction Management program are made up of:
  • 9 units of Construction Management (T64) courses count toward both degrees:

    • T64-573 Fundamentals of Construction Management - 3 units
    • T64-574C Construction Project Planning & Scheduling - 3 units
    • T64-523A Construction Cost Estimating - 3 units
  • 9 units of Architecture (A46) courses count toward both degrees.
  • 12 units of CM/PM courses in addition to the requirements for the M.Arch degree
    • T64-572 Legal Aspects of Construction – 3 units
    • T54-584 Communication Excellence for Influential Leadership – 3 units
    • T64-581A MCM/M.Arch Capstone Project – Phase 1 (1 unit)
    Plus, one (1) Elective Course – 3 units

Elective Courses (Choose 1)

  • Digital Construction Technology
  • Heavy Civil Construction Management
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • The Art & Science of Risk Management
  • Developing Leadership for Professionals
  • Project Management the Agile Way
  • Foundations of Analytics
  • Group Dynamics in Project Team Performance
  • Negotiation
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity