Programs

The Cummings School of Architecture offers undergraduate, graduate, graduate and professional programs, as well as joint degree advising and minors. Lengths of study range from one year to up to six years for join degree options.

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  • Architecture

    A degree in Architecture combines rigorous professional training in design, history, planning and technology with a broad liberal arts education. Our students have the opportunity to study Architecture in Europe and get their work critiqued by accomplished professionals through RWU’s one-of-a-kind Teaching Firm in Residence Program. When you complete this accredited program, you’ll be prepared to take the next step toward becoming a professional architect.

    In Person
  • Art and Architectural History

    As an Art and Architectural History student, you’ll immerse yourself in the study of visual culture and its philosophical, aesthetic and social meanings across history. Through coursework, internships and a semester abroad at our Florence architectural studio, you’ll explore the interconnectedness of the arts and develop the analytical and critical skills needed for a career in teaching, museums and galleries, art conservation and commercial art.

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  • Preservation Practices

    As one of the oldest historic preservation programs of its kind in America, Preservation Practices at RWU couples multidisciplinary coursework in subjects like history, architecture, law and economics with rigorous field-based professional workshops and internships. Because preservation is as much about people and place as it is about history, you’ll study historic buildings, landscapes and communities both here in New England and abroad in Florence, Italy.

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  • Preservation Studies

    As one of the oldest programs of its kind in America, Preservation Studies and Practices at RWU couples multidisciplinary coursework in subjects like history, architecture, law and economics with rigorous field-based professional workshops and internships. Because preservation is as much about people and place as it is about history, you’ll study historic buildings, landscapes and communities both here in New England and abroad in Florence, Italy.

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  • Real Estate

    The master's degree and graduate certificate offerings in Real Estate prepare students and professionals to embrace the full spectrum of real estate theory and practice in areas of design, finance, management, construction, regulatory affairs, environmental conditions, and social policy.

    Hybrid, In Person, Online

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  • Urban and Regional Planning

    The Graduate Certificate in Urban & Regional Planning provides students with the option of deepening knowledge of urban, regional, and community planning principles and processes that will complement existing skills and knowledge.

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