Chancellorís Fellowships Available to Incoming Graduate Architecture Students

November 21, 2012

KNOXVILLE—The UT Graduate Architecture Program has received Chancellor's Fellowships to give to the top applicants of its first-professional and non-professional degree programs. These fellowships will be structured in various ways to support students entering the graduate program in the 2013-14 academic year.

“Offered in conjunction with graduate assistantships, these awards have a potential value in excess of $50,000 for out-of-state students studying in our four-semester graduate architecture program, and in excess of $70,000 for students enrolling in our seven-semester Master of Architecture curriculum,” said George Dodds, associate dean of research and academic affairs and chair of the graduate architecture program.

“As of fall term 2013, we will be offering a revised three-semester ‘non-professional’ Master of Science in Architecture degree, with similar funding,” adds Dodds.

The graduate program, distinguished for its real-world, project-based learning and research, recently added concentrations and certificates in High-Performance Buildings and Conservation and Stewardship to its existing curricular focuses in Urban Design and Sustainability. These research specialties are contributing to more options for UT graduate architecture students.

New graduate degrees in Urban Design and Development and a joint Master of Architecture/MBA program are slated to be available by 2014.

“We are committed to the growth and excellence of our programs,” said Dodds. “We hope to offer options to our students that not only meet their interests, but prepare them to be experts in their fields.”

Applications for admission to the program are due February 1, 2013.

Students entering the program in 2013 will enjoy enriched curricular offerings and up to six new faculty with whom to study. Moreover, the college will welcome its first Barber McMurry Visiting Professor, a world-class practitioner who will teach graduate-level studios and seminars; as well as its Governor's Chair, a leading expert with scholarly and research focuses in urban design and new and emerging clean energy practices. The Governor’s Chair is a joint appointment between UT and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

“Our graduate program helps demonstrate the energy and creativity of a cadre of committed faculty, and unique opportunities for our students,” said Dodds.

“The college is pursuing multi-disciplinary learning that re-invents conventional design/build operations and explores innovative use of traditional materials and sustainable methods in the built environment.” This is demonstrated through the college’s Design/Build/Evaluate Initiative, a co-funded venture with the UT Office of Research, and its related projects which include the award-winning New Norris House.

To learn more about the UT Graduate Architecture Program, please visit its website.

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Written by Kiki Roeder (865-974-6713,
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