Masters in Architecture Studies in USA

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Architecture Studies

Master in Architecture programs at universities and colleges in the USA are ideal for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field and would like to add a competitive edge to their qualifications. From Regional and City Planning to Real Estate Development, from Transportation Planning and Engineering to Construction Management and more, programs within the Master in Architecture academic area serve a wide range of professional aspirations. Universities in the USA welcome both recent graduates from bachelor's programs, as well as working professionals seeking a career change or promotion.

Offered on a part time or full time basis, Master in Architecture programs are offered at a number of schools across the USA, in California, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and more. Programs typically last two to three years and culminate with a thesis project, which is assigned to be completed by an individual student or a group. Financial aid is available at some institutions in the USA for Master of Architecture students, and there are also other opportunities to apply for financial aid through public or private organizations.

Learn more about how you can take your qualifications in architecture to the next level with a Master in Architecture from a university in the USA!

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Masters in Urban and Regional Planning

Eastern Washington University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Spokane

Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation, and the world. Thus, planning provides a unique occupational avenue for those who desire a role in shaping a better future. [+]

Many social, physical, economic, technical and political issues in society cry out for definition and resolution. Among these are:

The decline in central cities; The deterioration of neighborhoods; Inefficient and inequitable taxing and regulatory policies; Congestion and other problems of accessibility; The impact of growth and change; An erosion of natural resources; and Inefficient or absent human services.

Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation, and the world. Thus, planning provides a unique occupational avenue for those who desire a role in shaping a better future.... [-]


Master in Architecture

Academy of Art University
Online Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. [+]

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. Through knowledgeable and practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, who have the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society.

M. Arch Track I Unit Requirements Major 48 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 9 units

TOTAL 63 units

*Per director approval... [-]


Master in Urban Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta

Not only are we the only art and design university in the U.S. to offer a Master of Urban Design degree, we do it all in the midst of one of the most celebrated city plans in the world. Beyond your home base in Savannah, you may also study for a quarter or more at our locations in Atlanta, Lacoste and Hong Kong, where you can observe first-hand how cities grow and function in different contexts and on different continents. [+]

Plan your future in urban design

Not only are we the only art and design university in the U.S. to offer a Master of Urban Design degree, we do it all in the midst of one of the most celebrated city plans in the world. Beyond your home base in Savannah, you may also study for a quarter or more at our locations in Atlanta, Lacoste and Hong Kong, where you can observe first-hand how cities grow and function in different contexts and on different continents. We give you all of the tools you'll need to thrive as an urban designer, making cityscapes more beautiful, more functional and more vibrant.

Master of urban design

Available at: - Savannah

ARCH 765 Emerging Urban Issues ARLH 739 Urban Form and Civic Ideals through History ELDS 720 Geospatial Analysis and Digital Design for Urban Environments HIPR 726 Revitalizing Downtowns URBA 709 Graduate Urban Design Studio I: Placemaking at the Neighborhood Scale URBA 719 Real Estate Regulation and Finance URBA 725 Urban Ecology URBA 729 Graduate Urban Design Studio II: The Scale of Town and City URBA 739 Economics of Urban and Regional Development URBA 759 Graduate Urban Design Studio III: The Region and Metropolis URBA 769 Urban Design Research Seminar URBA 779F Graduate Field Internship* URBA 779T Graduate Teaching Internship* URBA 791 Graduate Urban Design Studio IV: Thesis I - Research and Conceptual Design URBA 792 Graduate Urban Design Studio V: Thesis II - Design Development and Final Exposition ... [-]

Master in Historic Preservation

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta

As a student of historic preservation at SCAD, you will benefit from the only historic preservation program in the country that offers immersive experiences in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with the largest faculty dedicated to preservation education. [+]

Preserve the past while securing your future

As a student of historic preservation at SCAD, you will benefit from the only historic preservation program in the country that offers immersive experiences in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with the largest faculty dedicated to preservation education. Pursue your passion at a school that has been on the vanguard of preservation for more than three decades, adaptively reusing nearly 100 historic facilities around the world that will serve as your exclusive living laboratory.

M.A. in historic preservation

Available at: - Savannah - eLearning

ARLH 501 History of Modern Architecture* HIPR 501 Communication for the Preservationist* HIPR 502 The Technology of Historic Structures* HIPR 701 Preservation History and Theory HIPR 703 Preservation Law and Advocacy HIPR 704 Preservation Economics and Development HIPR 706 Preservation Research and Survey HIPR 709 Preservation Science: Laboratory Methods and Analysis HIPR 716 Building Assessment I: Research, Analysis, and Interpretation HIPR 734 Preservation Rehabilitation HIPR 749 Historic Preservation M.A. Final Project ... [-]

Master in Architecture

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta

At SCAD, your architecture degree comes with a robust array of opportunities. You can intern in the thriving marketplace of Atlanta. You can take in the European influence while studying at SCAD Lacoste. [+]

Architecture and the built environment

At SCAD, your architecture degree comes with a robust array of opportunities. You can intern in the thriving marketplace of Atlanta. You can take in the European influence while studying at SCAD Lacoste. You can experience the architecture of the world city during a three-week immersion in Hong Kong. And you can do it all from a base in Savannah, home to one of the most celebrated urban plans in the world and a cityscape of both historic and contemporary architecture.

Professional master of architecture

Available at: - Savannah

ARCH 706 Architectural Practices ARCH 717 Graduate Architecture Studio I: Urban Design and Development ARCH 719 Structures: Lateral Forces ARCH 727 Graduate Architecture Studio II: Comprehensive Design and Programming ARCH 737 Graduate Architecture Studio III: Comprehensive Detailing and Systems ARCH 745 Graduate Seminar in Architecture ARCH 747 Graduate Architecture Studio IV: Interdisciplinary Focus ARCH 779F Graduate Field Internship ARCH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship ARCH 798 Graduate Architecture Studio: Thesis I - Developing Concept, Context, and Program ARCH 799 Graduate Architecture Studio: Thesis II - Design Detailing and Final Exposition ELDS 727 Advanced Digital Applications for Practice and Project Management ... [-]

M.F.A. in Architectural History

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta

SCAD is one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history, and our flagship location among one of the best-preserved urban landscapes in the country makes Savannah the prime setting for exploring this craft. [+]

Uncover the human experience through architectural history

SCAD is one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history, and our flagship location among one of the best-preserved urban landscapes in the country makes Savannah the prime setting for exploring this craft. Take advantage of a curriculum that covers all major historical periods in Western and global traditions, the opportunity to travel abroad to a perfectly preserved medieval village, and coveted internships and resources at your fingertips. The vast world of architectural history awaits.

M.F.A. in architectural history

Available at: - Savannah

ARLH 700 Research Methods in Architectural History ARLH 705 Architectural History Methodology and Historiography ARLH 770 Documenting and Interpreting the Built Environment ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship* ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship* ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship† ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† ARLH 787 Directed Research in Architectural History ARLH 790 Architectural History M.F.A. Thesis CLC 580 Collaboration ... [-]

Master of Architecture

Drury University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Springfield

Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. [+]

Established in 1984 at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, the Hammons School of Architecture is an accredited five-year professional degree program which offers a Master of Architecture degree. The required architecture courses are integrated with the liberal arts curriculum of the university. The objective of this integrated curriculum approach is preparation for professional architectural practice within the broadest possible educational context.

The first two years of the five-year program are considered the pre-professional years. Enrollment in the first year of the pre-professional program is limited based upon high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

During the first two years of this program, coursework includes a liberal arts body of knowledge in collaboration with drawing, design, history and theory, computer graphics and technology. Students who successfully complete these initial studies continue on to the professional program to continue advanced courses in architecture and the Engaging Our World (EOW) curriculum for the concluding three years.... [-]


Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design

The Conway School
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Conway

The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, fieldwork, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen. [+]

The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, fieldwork, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen.

Sketching in the field

Students learn from faculty, from each other, from guests, and from their explorations of their project sites and the communities where those projects are embedded. The environment is personal, collaborative, and rigorous—learning is driven by motivated students working for real communities to solve real and pressing problems.

The Conway program is built around those real projects for real clients. The projects raise issues, questions, and challenges—from technical questions about site engineering, to ethical issues about community involvement or wise use of resources, to practical questions about how resilience can be built into systems in the face of uncertain futures—that drive the classes, discussions, and field and studio work that make up the rest of the fully integrated, multidisciplinary program. Class assignments—graphic, technical, and written—support project work.... [-]


Master of Architecture

Lawrence Technological University
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Southfield + 2 more

Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Architecture combines theory with practice and emphasizes the integration of technical, social, and environmental ideals in architecture. [+]

Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Architecture combines theory with practice and emphasizes the integration of technical, social, and environmental ideals in architecture.

The Master of Architecture program offers you the academic credentials for professional licensing and admission to the field of architecture. It prepares students for lifelong learning through critical practice and aims to develop architects who are committed to creative inquiry, critical thinking, innovative design, evocative communication, and professional leadership.

Program Overview

The Master of Architecture is a four-semester degree program that combines a core of professional studies with interdisciplinary electives in a practice profile you select. Program coursework encompasses advanced design studios taught by a vibrant faculty and a Critical Practice studio, led by a nationally recognized practitioner. Core and elective courses cover theory, research, practice, and management, led by faculty experienced in each area.... [-]


Master of Architecture (M.Arch I)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years August 2018 USA Troy

The master of architecture graduate program is a three and one half year program leading to a NAAB accredited professional degree in architecture. [+]

Still Accepting Applications for May 2015

The practice of architecture in the 21st century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues. In response, our top-tier NAAB accredited program offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum comprised of digital design, emerging fabrication technologies, environmental simulation software, new materials, and the opportunity to engage in a range of cross-disciplinary collaborations. Situated within the oldest technological institute in the U.S., the program draws upon a vast resource of science and engineering expertise in support of the school’s commitment to architecture as a project of interdisciplinary and social engagement. We envision the future of architecture transformed by a new generation of design research, creativity, innovation and new methodologies in the service of a socially vibrant and sustainable built environment.... [-]


Master of Architecture II

The Cooper Union
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 USA New York

The Master of Architecture II post-professional degree program was launched in 2009 to extend the vision and intellectual rigor of the undergraduate program. [+]

Master of Architecture II

THE MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE II PROGRAM WILL EXPAND TO TWO STUDIOS FOR THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR.

In addition to the existing curriculum of Advanced Design Studio work that culminates in a design-research Thesis project, the Criticism, History and Theory concentration will offer an intensive one-year immersion in the criticism, history, and theory of architecture. Emphasis is placed on approaches to architectural analysis and history, the role and contemporary relevance of theory, and the relations between theory and design. Seminars will offer students preparation for careers in journalism, teaching, and eventual doctoral studies, with a broad understanding of the cultural conditions of architectural production and a concentration on excellence in writing. Analysis studios provide a deep insight into the formal and programmatic diversity of historical and contemporary architecture, the process of design, and potential avenues for new approaches towards theory and practice. A required emphasis in Urbanism or Technologies of Representation allows for deeper investigation into specific areas of historical or contemporary architectural theory.... [-]


MBA/MARCH with Yale School of Architecture

Yale School of Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA New Haven New York + 1 more

This program is especially oriented to individuals who wish to integrate the design, urban development, and management professions in pursuing careers in government or the private sector. [+]

The Yale School of Architecture and the School of Management offer a joint-degree program in Architecture and Management. This program is especially oriented to individuals who wish to integrate the design, urban development, and management professions in pursuing careers in government or the private sector.Joint-degree students in the three-year first professional M.Arch. the program must complete all requirements for the degree, including six terms of design studio, with the first four terms taken consecutively. This is an accredited, professional degree and specific requirements may not be bypassed, except when waivers are granted for coursework previously completed at other institutions. Students in this program will have their overall number of course credits required for the M.Arch. degree reduced from the normal 108 credits to 90 credits. This means they will take 18 fewer elective credits (six elective courses). Normally this adjustment will allow the student to divide the final (fourth) year schedule between the two required advanced studios at the School of Architecture and courses at the School of Management.Joint-degree students in the two-year post-professional M.Arch. the program must complete 54 credits in the School of Architecture, including four advanced studios. They will complete the joint-degree program in three years, normally consisting of one full year in each school and a final year divided between the two schools.At the conclusion of the required studies, the joint-degree program awards both a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a Master of Architecture. Withdrawal or dismissal from the School of Management will automatically obligate... [-]


M.Arch 1

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making. [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making.

Open to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field of study, the M.Arch 1 program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first two years, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the third year. The curriculum is horizontally integrated and vertically progressive, starting with a four-semester core sequence in which students develop a framework for the discipline and a strong foundation for critical inquiry and experimentation.

Each semester’s design studio is integrally linked with courses in visual, cultural, and applied studies, giving insights into the relationship between architecture and technological advances, representation, and social change. With each progressive semester, students become more sophisticated in addressing complex architectural issues while testing their own intellectual and design convictions.... [-]


M.Arch 2

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field. [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field.

Open to applicants with a minimum of a four-year degree in architecture, or its equivalent abroad, the program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first year, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the second year. Students are introduced to advanced critical perspectives on contemporary architectural issues and examine the complex and shifting relationships between architecture and cultural, political, economic, and social change.... [-]


Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months August 2018 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit, 3-year, first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit, 3-year, first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project.

The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence.

Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals.... [-]