Master of Architecture (M Arch)

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Program Description

In the United States, most state 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 offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission.  However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The University of New Mexico, School of Architecture + Planning offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

Master of Architecture, with the following Tracks:

  • Track 3 [non-professional degree + 99 credits]
  • Track 2.5 [professional degree in Architecture + 69 credits]
  • Track 2 [professional degree in Architecture + 54 credits]
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Welcome to the School of Architecture + Planning at the state of New Mexico’s flagship institution, UNM. We are the only professional design and planning school in the country that is both a Carnegie rated Category 1, High Intensive Research university, and a Hispanic and Minority serving public university. Read less