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, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Urban + Environmental Planning, Real Estate Design and Development, Urban Design and Global Sustainability.
Each of these opportunities affords additional value to a graduate degree and provides unique trajectories for our students' future career paths.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION
The interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Historic Preservation offers master’s degree candidates in all of the School of Architecture’s disciplines (Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture and Urban + Environmental Planning, as well as many other masters students from the university) the opportunity to expand their professional studies through specialized training in the theory, practice and ethics of historic preservation.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN REAL ESTATE DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT
The Real Estate Design and Development graduate certificate program provides an opportunity for graduate students in all four disciplines (Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture and Urban + Environmental Planning) in the UVA School of Architecture, and in other affiliated UVA Schools, to expand their professional training to achieve a fundamental understanding of the dynamics and processes of private for-profit and non-profit real estate design and property development.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN DESIGN
The Urban Design graduate certificate program is designed to equip master’s candidates from the School of Architecture’s four departments (Architecture, Architectural History, Landscape Architecture and Urban + Environmental Planning) with the expertise and skills to engage with multi-scalar issues facing urban environments, from urban and infrastructural development, to social equity and resilience. The program provides students with practical spatial design strategies and analytical tools as well as foundational historical and theoretical knowledge supporting urban design and planning strategies.
GRADUATE 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 the following areas: Master of Architecture, Master of Architectural History, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and Master of Urban Design. Pursuing a dual degree requires admission to each program, and meeting the appropriate requirements. Dual degree students will work closely with the Graduate Program Director of each respective program while pursuing their dual degree in order to ensure they are meeting curricular requirements.
The School of Law offers a combined degree program with the Department of Urban + Environmental Planning at UVA School of Architecture. Students may earn both a Master of Urban + Environmental Planning (MUEP) and the Juris Doctor (JD) in four years, instead of the typically required five years to pursue each degree separately.
The UVA School of Architecture and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy offer a combination degree program 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.