MS in Architectural Studies with Emphasis in Environment and Behavior

The Environment and Behavior Studies focus is on the multifaceted relationships between people and their physical, social and cultural environments. Environment-behavior research explores a variety of environments, linking them to a range of behavioral concerns. This program is suitable for persons who seek careers in research, consulting, and/or teaching in architecture, interior design, and other environmental design disciplines.

A design project leads to the MS and PhD degrees.

Emphasis areas in environment and behavior include:

  • Design Education
  • History of the Designed Environment
  • Design Planning and Analysis
  • Interior Design Systems
  • Universal Design/Accessibility
  • Environment and Aging
  • Quality of Life and Design
  • Health Care Design
  • Housing, Neighborhood Design, and Sustainability
  • Organizational Systems and Design
  • Facility Management and Design
  • Programming, Design and Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Contact Dr. Newton D'Souza at for more information about the Department's Graduate program or the emphasis in environment and behavior.


Applicants are required to meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School.  Because requirements vary, please refer to the degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process.  Before official admissions to the University of Missouri, your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you've applied.