Master of Architecture

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The Master of Architecture program attracts a diverse range of students with undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and engineering as well as pre-architecture and architecture. Students progress through the program in anywhere from two to three years, depending on their educational backgrounds. This accredited professional architecture degree offers within its design curriculum a forum for synthesizing parallel studies, in theory, history, technology, urbanism, historic preservation, and visualization. In the design of buildings, landscapes and urban places, the curriculum supports a stimulating setting for diverse cultural expression. Advanced standing is available through three separate paths depending on the academic preparation of the student.

A separate two or three-semester non-professional, non-accredited Master of Architecture, Design Studies degree program is intended for those with a degree in architecture or a related discipline. The program is directly tailored to the research interests of the individual student.

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In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment – a public university designed to advance human knowledge, educate leaders and cultivate an informed citizenry. Two centuries later, this vision is thriving. Across Grounds - and throughout the world - UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good. As one of the nation’s leading public institutions, UVA pushes the boundaries of what’s possible – always in the name of the greater good. One of the things that makes this possible is an unswerving commitment to initiatives that grow, strengthen and shape our institution for the future. The University is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud history as a renowned research university. The community and culture of the University are enriched by active student self-governance, sustained commitment to the arts and a robust NCAA Division I Athletics program. Read less
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