The Master of Advanced Architectural Studies is a three-term program consisting of Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.
Semester start dates may be found online: http://academics.usc.edu/calendar/
Following is the program curriculum for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.
The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.
Requirements for completion of the dual degree program are 72 units, including 36 units in architecture and 36 units in planning, as follows:
Policy, Planning, and Development Requirements
Intersectoral Leadership (PPD 500) – 2 units
Economics for Policy, Planning and Development (PPD 501a) – 2 units
Planning Theory (PPD 524) – 2 units
Statistics and Arguing from Data (PPD 525) – 2 units
Comparative International Development (PPD 526) – 2 units
The Social Context of Planning (PPD 527) - 2 units
Legal Environment of Planning (PPD 529) – 2 units
Planning History and Urban Form (PPD 533) – 2 units
Concentration Methodology: A 4-unit course selected from the concentration list shown in the Master of Planning program.
Planning Studios: PPD 531L (4, 4) to total 8 units. Students must complete 8 units of domestic or international planning studies under PPD 531L (4) to satisfy this requirement. A maximum of 12 units may be taken.
Electives: A total of 8 units of electives taken within the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Dual degree students, like all other MPl students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill the internship requirement.