Master of Architecture + Master of Public Health
Launched in fall 2021, the Master of Architecture + Master of Public Health (MArch/MPH) is a unique joint degree opportunity offered in conjunction with WashU’s Brown School
The program is designed to create a partnership between the disciplines of architecture and public health, in order to educate and prepare graduate students to better understand the built environment through a public health lens. Similar in mission, both architecture and public health professionals strive to be responsive to the needs and societal changes impacting the communities, institutions, and individuals seeking their expertise.
Curriculum Requirements & Admission
This joint degree program allows students to combine a Master of Architecture degree with a Master of Public Health degree (MArch/MPH). Students will complete curriculum requirements for each program independently, but will be eligible to share credit for the following coursework:
- The Master of Architecture will count up to 9 credits from Public Health to fulfill general elective requirements
- The Master of Public Health will count up to 9 credits from Architecture to fulfill student general elective requirements
For students entering the MArch 2 program, the joint degree will require a total of 109 credits. For students entering the MArch 3 program, the joint degree will require a total of 139 credits.
Each program requires a separate application for admission. Students may choose to apply to both programs concurrently (in the same application cycle), or they may apply to and enroll in one program, and later choose to apply to the other program while enrolled in the original program.
The joint degree broadens career opportunities in design, social and behavioral science, public policy, and environmental health by preparing students to help transform communities by tackling complex issues at the intersection of public health and the built environment (e.g. urbanization, climate change, health and social disparities).