The Graduate Program in Architecture is one of two architecture schools in Maryland and the only architecture school in Baltimore. It offers one of the few accredited first professional masters degree programs in the United States with all afternoon and evening classes and studios. The architecture program at Morgan State University strives to prepare a multi-cultural student body for professional architectural experience in varied public and private settings. The program addresses issues in urban architecture, housing, health care, recreation, commerce, education, and governance, the activities that generate urban facilities, and presents a range of architectural problems to be explored. These explorations provide contact with the diversity of people who live or work in urban areas and address issues such as master planning, historic considerations, urban design, economics, construction technologies, security, maintenance, and design standards. Of special concern at Morgan are the issues of the African-American and West African past experiences and evolving influences in the design profession.