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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.
Official nameDoctor of philosophy in human environmental sciences with an emphasis in architectural studies
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Academic homeCollege of Human Environmental Sciences | Department of Architectural Studies
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Career opportunities for PhD graduates include
- Leadership positions in design and consulting practices in industry, government and education
- Academic and administrative positions in higher education and research
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
Typical program length5 years
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.