The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the College of Architecture was initiated in 1982. Its purpose is to advance the knowledge in the fields within the College and to enable students of exceptional ability to undertake advanced study and original research. This umbrella program administers Ph.D. studies in the areas of Architecture and Building Construction.
A strength of the College of Architecture Ph.D. Program's structure is that students can take advantage of resources in all fields in the College and elsewhere in the Institute. Students have the ability to focus on issues that cross normal boundaries, such as architecture and construction, urban design and planning, or history and culture.
In general, the program endeavors to produce graduates with the background and experience to advance the knowledge in their fields. Graduates are well qualified to serve in a range of settings such as universities, advance practice, research and development firms, and government agencies.