Master of Science in Architecture - Health & Design

Program of Study

The Master of Science Architecture with a concentration in Design and Health is designed for practicing architects, industrial designers, systems engineers, nurses, occupational therapists, clinicians, construction professionals, and health administrators who wish to gain additional expertise in healthcare design. Whatever their career path, graduates will be prepared to serve as consultants or project managers on healthcare design projects in consulting firms, healthcare organizations, and manufacturers; help conduct quality improvement and other healthcare projects; and other leadership roles.

This program is a full-time, post-professional program. It is a research-based program that requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. The objective is to provide students with the theoretical, technical and applied knowledge and skills to practice within a range of health-related disciplines.

The program offers students major concentrations in one of three clusters:

  • Design for Healthy Aging in the Community
  • Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Design
  • Design in Healthcare Environments
Required Courses:
ARCH 6271Healthcare Design of the Future3
ARCH 8843Universal Design3
ARCH 8803Advanced Planning Methods3
COA 8630Theories of Architecture, Space and Culture3
ARCH 6243Evidence-Based Design3
ARCH 6268Advanced Architecture, Culture and Behavior: Theories, Models and Methods3
Design + Research Studio 1
Design + Research Studio 2
ARCH 8833
Special Topics in Health and Design 1
Master's Thesis
Faculty Guided Electives
Total Credit Hours30