The program consists of a 136-hour bachelor of arts degree in architecture (B.A.A.S.) and a 42-hour master degree in architecture (M.Arch.). We refer to the professional program as a “hybrid 4+2″ in that it is similar to a conventional state-school 4+2 format, but contains an expanded undergraduate degree (including periodic summer sessions), includes a year of preceptorship as the first year of the M.Arch. experience, and concludes with a three term calendar year (summer, fall, spring) for graduate coursework. Students earn a competitive 178 university credits, but this program shapes the boundaries differently to maximize learning potential and leverage the power of the experience of both academic-learning and practice-learning.
Students in architecture may elect to concentrate in Sustainable Design or Traditional Architecture and Urbanism. The School is housed in the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, a state of the art LEED Gold building designed by international architect and Cambridge University professor C. Alan Short. Students complete their architecture education within one of the greenest buildings to study architecture in the United States. Graduates of this program are making a difference in international ministry organizations like Missionary TECH teams, Engineering Ministries International (eMi), and others, while also working in some of the most significant offices in the country including Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Skidmore Owings Merrill, and Urban Design Associates, to name a few.
The Judson Architecture Program aspires to be a global leader in architectural education and Christian Service.
We will prepare students for practice by allowing them to develop and follow an approach that is consistent with the critical position they develop in their liberal study of architecture.
M.Arch. (pre-professional degree + 42 graduate credits)
Next accreditation visit for the program: 2021
JUDSON ARCHITECTURE ACCREDITED BY NAAB FOR A FULL 8-YEAR TERM IN 2013!!!
Judson University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) for a full 10-year term, with a scheduled accreditation visit in 2017-8.