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MSU Online launches graduate certificate in architecture

April 16, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Beginning in Fall 2013, Montana State University will offer an online graduate certificate in the professional practice of architecture.

The certificate is intended to provide the knowledge, skills and insights needed by young professionals to become the next generation of leaders in professional practice.

The program is designed for architects and professionals in allied fields such as interior design, landscape architecture, engineering and construction to increase their skills in leadership, management and professional practice.

The course of study leads to a capstone project in which students will create a transformative business plan intended to be responsive to emergent and ever-changing practice opportunities.

Working with experienced faculty from MSU's School of Architecture in collaboration with industry professionals as well as the College of Business, students will enhance their business management skills and explore topics such as collaborative design; fast architecture; green building; branding; globalization; and more.

The 15-credit program includes three fully online courses and a capstone project, which is presented at MSU to leaders in the field. Course topics support both career advancement and continuing education requirements.

The program begins in the fall and concludes in the spring semester, after which students will have earned a graduate certificate. Students may choose to continue on and earn a 30-credit Professional Master of Science and Engineering Management master's degree.

Applications for the Fall 2013 are due June 15.

For more information, visit or contact Lisa Brown with Montana State Online at or (406) 994-3062.

Contact: Lisa Brown, (406) 994-3062,