MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPPORTUNITIES


UVA School of Architecture provides our graduate students with unique opportunities to enhance their degrees through multi-disciplinary initiatives, dual degree options, and graduate certificates.

These opportunities are constructed around the collaborative and inter-connected community that comprises the School of Architecture, allowing students to learn from and gain experience from faculty and curricula across our areas of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban + Environmental Planning and Architectural History.

Each of these opportunities affords additional value to your degree and provides unique trajectories for our students' future career paths. 


GRADUATE DUAL DEGREES

DUAL DEGREES WITHIN THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

The multi-disciplinary ethos of the School of Architecture offers unique opportunities for students to structure and pursue dual graduate degrees. Dual degrees are offered as a combination of two graduate degrees in any of the four areas: Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture, and Urban and Environmental Planning. Pursuing a  dual degree requires admission to each program, meeting the appropriate requirements. 

NOTE: ARCHITECTURE + LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Path 2 students can expect to earn a dual degree in Architecture and Landscape Architecture within three and a half academic years; Path 2.5 students within four years; and Path 3 students in four and a half academic years. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree should consult with the Graduate Program Director of each program.




URBAN + ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING DUAL DEGREES 

JD-MUEP

The School of Law offers a dual-degree program with the Department of Urban + Environmental Planning at UVA School of Architecture. Students may earn both the Juris Doctor (JD) and a Master of Urban + Environmental Planning (MUEP) in four years, instead of the typically required five years to pursue each degree separately. 

MPP-MUEP

The UVA School of Architecture and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy offer a dual degree which leads to the completion of the Master of Urban + Environmental Planning degree (MUEP) and the Master of Public Policy degree (MPP) in three years, instead of the four years that would be required to complete each degree separately. The program is administrated by faculty advisors from the School of Architecture and Batten School.