Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture is now offering a new academic program – the Doctor of Professional Practice (DPP) – that can be completed without leaving one’s current position. CMU’s DPP program offers distance learning, coupled with on-site educational workshops that support “learning through practice.” The program targets mid-career professionals aspiring to solve advanced problems in the fields of architecture, engineering, or construction. The program is part of CMU’s School of Architecture post-professional degree programs and was developed in collaboration with The University of Salford, UK.
The DPP is a three-year program, with specific coursework and scholarship to achieve candidacy status during the first year, a proposal defense the second year, and a thesis defense the final year. Modes of study include conference and video calls, web-based learning, field work, professional practice work, international exchange, institutional meetings and conferences, and other distance learning methods.
To learn more, read about the program online or look for information at Build Pittsburgh 2014 on May 8th.