Architecture has been taught at Clemson for the past three-quarters of a century. Currently, the School offers a four-year Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree with an enrollment of 270 students and a Master of Architecture degree with over 75 students. The M.S. in Architecture and the Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment are also offered as post-professional research degrees. The graduate program has a specialized option in Architecture and Health that is one of only two such programs in the country.
Today the School is part of a College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities along with the departments of Planning and Landscape Architecture, Art, Performing Arts, Construction Science, Philosophy and Religion, Languages, English, Communication Studies, and History.
Within its diverse context, the School of Architecture’s vision is to advance its national stature by promoting design and academic research, while preparing students for diverse roles in architecture through interdisciplinary collaboration and by embracing the philosophy of a Fluid Campus, where students and faculty work in a variety of diverse physical, political and cultural settings.
The Richard A. McMahan Fund for Excellence, established by the McMahan Family in 2001, provides the School with outstanding resources to promote excellence in the School of Architecture. Students and professors have received national recognition through numerous national and international awards including ranking of the No.2 School of Architecture in the South and No. 13 in the nation by Design Intelligence Magazine.
Clemson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor’s, Master’s, Education Specialist, and Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call at 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Clemson University.