Degree Plans

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE (BS ARCH)

The four-years Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a pre-professional degree. It provides the basis for various career possibilities, including the professional degree of Master of Architecture. This advanced degree is normally awarded after two years of graduate study.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN (BS INTD)

Interior Design at The University of Texas at Arlington is a four-years professional degree which focuses on the commercial, institutional, and large-project scale activities of the profession, a focus very appropriate in the context of architecture. In the first two years of study, UT Arlington Interior Design students share a degree program that is almost identical to the architecture students. As a result, our graduates have an architectural approach to Interior Design and are valuable contributors to project teams requiring collaboration across multiple disciplines. After completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, many of our students go on to complete our Master of Architecture degree to have both professional degrees (BS.INTD - M.ARCH).

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (MARCH)

The purpose of the Master of Architecture degree program is to educate toward ultimate leadership positions within the profession of architecture. There are three distinct programs of study in architecture, which provide options to graduate students with different backgrounds and needs. Path A requires approximately 3-1/2 years, Path B two years, and Path C one year.

MASTER OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING (MCRP)

The MCRP is a two-years program prepares students for careers as professional planners with public, private and nonprofit organizations, and to make a contribution to society through basic and applied research into metropolitan planning and sustainability. The application of planning theory, knowledge, techniques, and skills to “real world” planning problems provides students with practical experience for guiding the future city, region, and nation. Many students incorporate a GIS Certification into those two years of study.

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA)

Public Administration is concerned with the formulation, analysis and implementation of public policy in urban institutions. With an inter­disciplinary focus, this program gives special emphasis to the urban community and the special challenges of public managers who serve in urban areas. The curriculum is designed to develop leadership capacity, understanding of the political, social, and economic characteristics of today's urban environment and the ability to apply current theories of management and analysis to difficult management issues. The program is meant as preparation for those entering management careers in gov­ernment for the first time or as career development for those already employed who are seeking upward mobility in public management. There are two distinct programs of study in public administration; the MPA on-campus and the MPA online. CAPPA offers both on-campus and and on-line MPA degree paths.

Ph.D. IN PUBLIC AND URBAN ADMINISTRATION

The PUAD PhD program integrates public administration and policy. It is based on a unique interdisciplinary approach to preparing students for a variety of academic, research and senior public management positions in educational institutions, public and nonprofit organizations. It provides students theoretical and applied knowledge concerning policy and administration.

Ph.D. IN URBAN PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY (UPPP)

The UPPP PhD program core courses covers core knowledge and competencies in planning and policy, as well as the courses in the selected field areas prepares students for the field exam. In their first semester, students select their Supervisory Committee based on their interests and take a diagnostic exam. The student’s Supervisory Committee will then guide their course work, including any extra courses needed based on their diagnostic exam.