The School occasionally offers summer programs abroad. These programs are open to Columbia students and others registered in professional programs. They generally involve lectures, seminars, tutorials, and tours and are held for five weeks during June and July.
After full-time matriculation into the M.Arch. Program, a student may credit no more than 6 points toward his or her degree from courses being taken simultaneously at institutions other than Columbia University and must obtain prior approval from the dean. M.Arch. degree candidates must be matriculated in the program for at least two years (72 points). A maximum of two research courses may be taken toward the M.Arch. degree. A total of 108 points are required for the M.Arch. degree.