Architectural studies: Online doctorate
Doctor of philosophy in human environmental sciences with an emphasis in architectural studies (PhD)
- Program type: Doctorate
- Academic home: College of Human Environmental Science | Department of Architectural Studies
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
- Delivery mode: 100 percent online
- Credit hours: 72
- Estimated program cost: $46,992.24*
*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 doctorate from MU can help you acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct research that contributes to the foundation of architecture and interior design. If you want to understand how specialized research contributes to the definition and evolution of an improved theoretical and methodological basis for architectural studies, this may be the degree for you.
Program structure and topics
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. However, an optional on-campus workshop is available in the summer during the last week of June (Sunday through Friday), where you may present your research line of inquiry and obtain feedback.
Courses are semester-based. It is possible to complete a PhD in five years. The duration of your program will depend on the number of courses you take each semester and the type of research you pursue for your dissertation.
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 .