University of Hartford
College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
The Department of Architecture at the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture is a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession.
The University's spacious and scenic 320-acre wooded main campus in suburban West Hartford features housing for 3,700 students. At the heart of the campus is the Harry Jack Gray Center, housing the University's libraries, conference facilities, art gallery. With dynamic relationships with the city of Hartford, the University of Hartford has extended its reach and renewed its emphasis on helping students, businesses and the community meet the needs of the 21st century.
The Department of Architecture is a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession. Our commitment is to engage architecture in its civic, social, and professional realms for the ultimate benefit of the built environment and those who use it.
The Architectural Design + Technology program at University of Hartford (UHart) is a rigorous academic program that prepares you for a variety of careers in architecture and the construction industry. The focus of the program is the design studio in which the technical, structural and liberal arts courses are integrated through the creative process in the design of progressively more complex architectural projects. A strong component of liberal arts, with particular emphasis on communications skills, as well as multiple electives in the later years, ensures that students who pursue this program of study will have the foundation of a challenging architectural education. You will also gain a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue advanced degrees in architecture and related disciplines or entry into architecture firms or the building industries.
The Master of Architecture program focuses on integrative learning and ensuring that students can approach an architectural project with an armament of skills beyond design. Our commitment is to engage architecture in its civic, social, and professional realms for the ultimate benefit of the built environment and those who use it. The program emphasizes an integration of design principles, engineering fundamentals, and business understanding with the constant exploration of innovative design. Studios address history and theory, cultural and environmental analysis, integrative design thinking, interdisciplinary teamwork, and professional presentation skills.
The University of Hartford's Department of Architecture offers two NAAB-accredited degree program tracks.
· M.Arch Track 1 – 48 graduate credits (3 semesters) with a preprofessional architecture degree from UHart.
· M.Arch Track 2 - 64 graduate credits (4 semesters) with a preprofessional architecture degree.
· M.Arch Track 3 – 113 credits (7 semesters) with any undergraduate degree.
5-year Bachelors + Masters
The University of Hartford offers students an opportunity to complete both a BS in Architectural Design + Technology and a Master of Architecture in five years. The M.Arch Track 1 is available for qualified UHart undergraduate students to begin taking graduate courses senior year, then complete a 12-month (3-semester) M.Arch track immediately following their Bachelors program. This opportunity saves on the total cost of education and allows students to enter the full-time workforce one year earlier than a traditional 4+2 program sequence.
1. Art & Design
2. Sustainability & High Performance Build Enviroments
4. Digital Design & Visualization
5. Digital Fabrication & Technology
6. Industry Collaborations
Transfer students should apply the semester before their desired entry date, and should complete the following:
- Admission application
- $35 application fee
- Official collegiate transcripts from all previously attended institutions regardless of achievement or desired credit. (Please have your official transcript sent prior to the conclusion of the semester you are currently enrolled in.)
- Students with less than 30 completed semester hours at the time of application must submit their standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) and their official final high school transcript.