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Two universities in Connecticut have architecture programs. The University of Hartford and Yale University both offer architecture degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Not all programs related to architecture lead to professional degrees that earn students eligibility to be licensed as an architect. The following programs include coursework in design, building materials, and theory. Completion of a thesis and/or a real-world project may be required.
Profiled below are the two universities offering architecture programs in Connecticut, as well as a table comparing tuition rates and school settings.
University of Hartford
Located in West Hartford, the University of Hartford has a student population of 7,025 students. The university offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Architectural Engineering Technology and a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) through the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture. The B.S. program provides students with a broad basis in the study and practice of architecture, including courses covering the history of architecture, design, building materials and construction methods. The NAAB-accredited, 64-credit M.Arch program prepares students for professional licensure and includes studios, advanced architecture courses, thesis-centered courses and professional electives. Students study site planning, building systems and structures.
New Haven's Yale University offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Architecture, Master of Architecture and Ph.D. in Architecture programs. Offered through the Yale School of Architecture, Yale's B.A. in Architecture program is based primarily on architectural design, but the curriculum also includes history and theory of architecture courses. This program doesn't lead to a professional degree.
The university's M.Arch I program is designed for students who hold liberal arts bachelor's degrees. The curriculum focuses on the studio and design aspects of the field and includes some real-world projects. This program is NAAB-accredited and leads to licensure in the field. The post-professional M.Arch II program is aimed at expanding an architects' theoretical understanding of architecture; students must have a professional architecture degree in order to be admitted. The doctoral program provides architects with the theoretical knowledge and technical skills to teach in the field.
According to the state of Connecticut, to become an architect, students must complete a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), satisfy the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program training requirement and pass the Architect Registration Exam.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Architecture Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)|
|University of Hartford||Four-year, private not-for-profit; midsize city|| B.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology,
|Yale University||Four-year, private not-for-profit; midsize city|| B.A. in Architecture,
Ph.D. in Architecture
Sources: *NCES College Navigator