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College of Architecture and Environmental Design

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

304 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2789 | Fax: 330-672-3809


This program is designed to orient students to the special needs of patients in health care settings, and to provide the tools to research the requirements for various health care facilities (i.e., hospitals, clinics, assisted living, skilled nursing care) in order to develop design solutions to provide for efficient, cost effective operation of facilities and to create living and working spaces that will support patient wellness through varying phases of independence and cognition.

Career Opportunities

Over the next decade, public health is projected as one of the strongest sectors for job growth. Likewise, the occupational outlook for architects is projected at 23.1% growth by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This represents a job placement of 58,800 and translated into architecture graduates the number exceeds 100,000 individuals, since the architecture degree is a platform from which to enter many disciplines. Interior design projections indicate an increase of 19.3% or 10,900 positions. As the demand for new facilities and renovations create new job opportunities for designers in the future, health related facilities will be a major component of that growth, where health related jobs are projected to have growth rates from more than 20 to 30%.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University general requirements, applicants must submit official transcript(s) for an accredited professional design degree; three letters of recommendations (one letter from a non-academic source); a separate portfolio of design work that clearly delineates the role played by the applicant in team projects; statement of purpose; and a minimum 71 TOEFL score. Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 32 credit hours.


1 year

Program Fee


Culminating Requirements

Capstone project