Drury University


“At Drury, I make invaluable connections every day that empower me to make a difference in my life and the lives of others.” 

About Drury University

Drury is a new kind of university that honors and effectively links liberal arts and sciences to the study of professional areas. In doing so, students are more authentically connected to:

  • Why what they are learning matters and how they can apply it in real life.
  • Why decisions, both personally and professionally, should come from a place of ethics and morality.
  • Faculty: accessibility is a point of pride for us because we are a teaching university.
  • The community: in the classroom, on campus and beyond.
  • Thought leaders and mentors: from freshman year to graduation to job search to alumni connections. At Drury, students make lifelong connections.
  • Wellness and sustainability as a way of life rather than a task. We believe healthy people lead happier, longer, more productive lives.
  • Community outreach as part of a life well lived.
  • A spirit of entrepreneurship, which inspires confidence, creativity and accountability.
  • An environment of collaboration where students are actively involved in enhancing their Drury experience.
  • A life well lived: Drury students learn how to connect dreams and aspirations to successful futures.

Mission Statement

Drury University is an independent university, church-related in the liberal arts tradition, and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought; to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community.

Vision Statement

With abiding commitments to our heritage and with renewed commitments to the global community and innovative teaching and scholarship, Drury University will be a premier university where the finest teacher/scholars and professional staff educate students to become engaged, ethical and compassionate citizens for servant leadership in communities characterized by change, complexity and global interdependence.

To become the premier university in the 21st Century that we envision, we will create and demonstrate Drury University’s competitive edge, articulate its competitive differences, align all of its academic programs with strategic objectives, build endowment to support its strategic objectives, measure its success and manage by results. The Strategic Imperatives and Objectives detailed below map our path for the years 2015-2018 and position Drury University to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2023.

This school offers programs in:
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Master of Architecture

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Springfield

Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. [+]

Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. The required architecture courses are integrated with the liberal arts curriculum of the university. The objective of this integrated curriculum approach is preparation for professional architectural practice within the broadest possible educational context. The first two years of the five-year program are considered the pre-professional years. Enrollment in the first year of the pre-professional program is limited based upon high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. During the first two years of this program coursework includes a liberal arts body of knowledge in collaboration with drawing, design, history and theory, computer graphics and technology. Students who successfully complete these initial studies continue on to the professional program to continue advanced courses in architecture and the Engaging Our World (EOW) curriculum for the concluding three years. Within the professional program, students must choose an area of concentration from three broad categories: Design Theory and History; Technology and Sustainability; or Urban and Regional Studies. Alternatively, students may propose and individually defined concentration that may be suited to the student's interests and career goals. Included in the 170 credit hours is a foreign study experience, a community design effort, summer coursework and a summer internship. The foreign study may be taken either as a semester abroad at the Drury Center in Greece, or through an alternate summer study abroad program. The community design project is taken through the Center for Community Studies (CCS). The internship is an opportunity for each student to work in the profession. Students can also explore other fields and complete, concurrently, majors and minors in the humanities, the sciences, business administration, and the visual and performing arts. Co-curricular activities such as the Convocation lecture series, architecture lecture series, art and architecture exhibitions, student-designed and built community projects, and travel expeditions to surrounding states contribute to a rich and meaningful educational experience. The faculty has a strong commitment to teaching and to nurturing individual student development. There is also a strong collaboration with the American Institute of Architects Springfield Chapter. The Hammons School of Architecture facility, constructed in 1991, is an exceptional structure that provides the proper setting for this unique educational experience. The heart of the building consists of the welcoming studio environment supported by computers, classrooms and a well-equipped shop. The 250-seat auditorium is used for academic, professional and public functions that make the school an important cultural center in Southwest Missouri. The National Architectural Accrediting Board requests that each student be advised of the following: In the United States, most state architecture registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. The next accreditation visit for the program is in 2016. 100 Level Courses: Introduction to Architecture Architectural Design II: Proportion, Scale and Space Architectural Representation Why Buildings Matter Why Cities Matter 200 Level Courses: Architectural Design III: Concept, Environment and Site Architectural Design IV: Human Needs and Activities Introduction to Computers in Architecture Introduction to Building Systems Structures I History of Architecture, Urbanism and Art I History of Architecture, Urbanism and Art II Theories of Architecture 300 Level Courses: Architectural Design V: Synthesis Structures II Environmental Systems I History of Modern Architecture Design/Build Special Project BIM and Advanced Computer Modeling 400 Level Courses: Architectural Design VI: Community Studies Architectural Design VII: Urban Context Travel Journal: Mediterranean Cultures Professional Communication Journaling: Urban Form in the Global Context Culture and Place: The Greek Legacy Culture and Place: The Theoretical and Historical Context Architecture Internship Facility Programming Research Master of Architecture Courses 500 Level Courses: Architectural Design VII: Comprehensive Studio Architectural Design IX: Exploration Architectural Design X: Thesis Architecture Topics: Technology and Sustainability Environmental Systems II Structures III Architecture Topics: Design Theory and History Architecture Senior Seminar Professional Practice Architecture Topics: Urban and Regional Studies Selected Topics Research [-]

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Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue

Missouri , 65802 US
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Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue

Springfield, Missouri, 65802 US