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Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s
  • Academic home: College of Human Environmental Science | Department of Architectural Studies
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $20,764.50*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A master’s in environment and behavior studies from MU will help you add exemplary value to the quality of the built environment. If you want a career in applied research, consulting or teaching in architecture, interior design and other environmental design disciplines, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth1
$67,000 - $108,000
Median salary2

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Postsecondary Teachers

2Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Professor and Administrator Salaries in Architecture, Median Salaries of Tenured and Tenure-Track Professors at 4-Year Colleges Based on Data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Graduates of the program find career opportunities in

  • Teaching and research positions in higher education
  • Interior design or architecture consultant
  • Other environmental design disciplines

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. The length of time it takes you to complete your program will depend on how many courses you take each semester and the nature of your project (MA) or research (MS).

Emphasis areas include, among others:

  • Aesthetics of design
  • Design education
  • Facility management and design
  • Housing and neighborhood design
  • Inclusive design / accessibility
  • Sustainable design

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This program is administered by the Department of Architectural Studies .