Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture

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The Master of Architecture program is a first-professional graduate program designed to prepare students for professional architectural practice through the development of sustainable design and technology skills, knowledge of project management, and collaborative experiences in an interdisciplinary environment.

The M.Arch program offers multiple starting tracks. Your track will be individually decided based on your level of preparedness. The selection committee will consider your educational background, experience and portfolio. While each applicant is reviewed individually, these are the typical tracks:

  • Students without a degree in a design discipline will typically begin the program with a 2-course summer program in design basics, before beginning the fall semester.
  • Students with a satisfactory portfolio and experience in design basics will start in fall of the first year.
  • Students granted advanced standing, typically coming from a 4-year pre-professional architecture program, will join the sequence in the second year.

The Master of Architecture is a 3+ year 99-credit degree program for students without advanced standing. Students granted advance standing may be able to complete the program in as little as two years with 48 credits minimum.

A portfolio and personal statement are required for admission, for more information click here. Applications are now being accepted for the Summer/Fall 2016. We look forward to reviewing your application and work.

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