Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

School of Architecture

Architectural Sciences - Acoustics


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This 30-credit, one-year program is designed for individuals seeking a career as a consultant or researcher in architectural acoustics and related fields. The program attracts applicants with a B.A. or B.S. in architecture, architectural engineering, music, acoustics, physics, engineering, or comparable disciplines. The curriculum comprehensively covers all aspects of acoustics, including architectural acoustics, communication acoustics, computational modeling, acoustical measurement, signal processing, psychoacoustics, and sound control. The acoustical design of concert halls and spaces will be studied through extensive practical laboratory assignments, acoustical field measurements, critical listening exercises, and an architectural acoustic design competition. Students receive the opportunity to conduct original research as part of their master’s thesis.


Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by a number of professional and academic societies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1945 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

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