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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Architecture studies prepares students to design homes and buildings for private clients and corporations. Students might learn how to use a variety of computer programs to design a functional space. They may also learn how to professionally collaborate with clients and within teams.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Master Programs in Architecture in USA 2019/2020

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Drury University

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Springfield
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
The Cooper Union

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.... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Yale School of 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 th ... [+]

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... [-]

USA New Haven New York
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
SCI-Arc

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 t ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
SCI-Arc

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Miami: School of Architecture

The Master of Architecture II (M.Arch II) is a 2-year (4-semester), 60 credits program for students holding a pre-professional degree in architecture or a closely-related ... [+]

The Master of Architecture II (M.Arch II) is a 2-year (4-semester), 60 credits program for students holding a pre-professional degree in architecture or a closely-related field. This STEM-designated professional degree program provides an advanced platform for students to engage contemporary challenges and address a variety of social, cultural, technological and programmatic contexts.

This M.Arch II program allows students to advance their undergraduate education by engaging more complex challenges, honing their skills in essential areas, and by developing individual focus areas, for instance in advanced technology, design-build, and building construction, sustainability and resilience, urban design, historic preservation and adaptive-use, healthcare, or hospitality. Students direct their trajectory following their interests, develop areas of professional concentration through certificates, and engage in critical research.... [-]

USA Miami
August 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Miami: School of Architecture

The Master of Architecture I (M.Arch I) is a NAAB-accredited, 3-year (7 semesters), 105 credits program intended for students holding undergraduate degrees in non-design ... [+]

The Master of Architecture I (M.Arch I) is a NAAB-accredited, 3-year (7 semesters), 105 credits program intended for students holding undergraduate degrees in non-design fields. This STEM-designated professional degree program provides a well-grounded understanding of architecture as students immerse in contemporary challenges to address a variety of social, cultural, technological and programmatic contexts.

At the heart of the M.Arch I curriculum are Core Studios that introduce students to critical topics, imbue necessary skills, inspire critical thinking, examine the production of meaning in architecture, and foster an understanding of architecture as an integrative discipline. The Core Studios are carefully synchronized with core courses in drawing and visualization, history and theory, technology and systems, and practice.... [-]

USA Miami
August 2020
Full-time
7 semesters
Campus
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st-century a ... [+]

Overview

At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st-century architect. The program produces broad-thinking architects well grounded in the principles and practices of sustainability who can apply their knowledge and talents to the architectural problems posed by the modern city.

Plan of study

Students are required to complete 105 credit hours. Designed as a full-time program, courses are offered on campus, primarily during the day. Much of the course work is studio-based and includes technical courses, sustainability courses, and electives. In addition to three required sustainability courses, students take one sustainability elective. Students prepare a thesis during their final year of study. Students take four graduate electives, drawn from courses offered by the colleges of Art and Design, Business, Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Liberal Arts. In addition to course work, students must fulfill one co-op experience and one global experience.... [-]

USA Rochester
August 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
School of Architecture - Syracuse University

Syracuse Architecture consistently ranks among the best professional schools of architecture in the country with the Master of Architecture consistently ranked by DesignI ... [+]

The Master of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board as a first professional degree, a requirement of licensure for becoming a practicing architect in the United States, and a terminal degree for many design educators around the globe.

Our curriculum is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees in any field to acquire a first professional degree, but also supports advanced standing for students with baccalaureate degrees in architecture and related fields.

Curriculum

Focused on preparing forward-looking students, our curriculum highlights innovative practices, new techniques and technologies, and transdisciplinary approaches to architectural research, inquiry, and design.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Tulane University

The professional Master of Architecture degree program (M.Arch I) is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and is open to students with a bacc ... [+]

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Tulane University is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States, currently ranked 40th in National Universities by US News & World Report. As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of “pre-eminent programs of graduate education and scholarly research.”

The first professional Master of Architecture degree program (M.Arch I) is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and is open to students with a baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited college or university. The seven-semester program fulfills the professional degree requirements leading to architectural licensure and registration. Two distinct tracks accommodate students’ diverse undergraduate backgrounds.... [-]

USA New Orleans
June 2020
Full-time
24 - 42 years
Campus
Tulane University

The Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to beco ... [+]

Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development - Tulane School of Architecture from Tulane School of Architecture on Vimeo.

The Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development (MSRED) degree is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to become effective and influential participants in the fields of real estate finance, design, and development. We equip our graduates with a blended education in business, economics, sustainable design, urbanism, and legal issues. The MSRED degree is practice-oriented and emphasizes opportunities for students to gain experience and build a professional network in innovative for-profit, nonprofit and public settings.... [-]

USA New Orleans
June 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
New Jersey Institute of Technology

The M.Arch. is a NAAB-accredited program for students with undergraduate degrees in Architecture or other fields who wish to become licensed architects. Graduate student ... [+]

Overview

The M.Arch. is a NAAB-accredited program for students with undergraduate degrees in Architecture or other fields who wish to become licensed architects. Graduate student research opportunities explore many emerging facets of Architecture.

Objectives

As an Architecture school within a research university, we are a platform for innovation. Our emphasis on research faculty offers students the opportunity to collaborate in growing areas from nanotechnology to augmented and virtual reality, and to explore the frontiers of robotics and digital fabrication. Our program objectives are grounded in professional accreditation requirements.

Learning outcomes Build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. Use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing and modeling. Comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions considering their impact on the environment. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution. Understand business principles for the practice of Architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public. Degree Requirements for Professional M.Arch. ... [-]
USA Newark
September 2020
Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) is a first professional degree for those intending to enter the professional practice of architecture. Our degree program is accredit ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) is a first professional degree for those intending to enter the professional practice of architecture. Our degree program is accredited by NAAB, or the National Architectural Accrediting Board, which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture. There are 2 pathways towards obtaining the M.Arch. degree:

The M.Arch. 2 program builds upon a solid base of undergraduate studies in architecture, and provides a challenging professional curriculum. The two-year program (consisting of 52 semester credit hours) is seen as a capstone of professional studies, preparing students for internships, the registration exams, and licensure. ... [-]

USA San Antonio
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Thomas Jefferson University

The Jefferson Master of Architecture Program is a first-professional graduate program designed to prepare students for professional architectural practice through the dev ... [+]

The Jefferson 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 program is located within easy access to Center City Philadelphia with its rich collection of major historical and contemporary buildings. Philadelphia also provides an ongoing laboratory for many of our courses and opportunities for internships.

The Master of Architecture is a 3+ year 100-credit degree program for students without advanced standing. Students granted advanced standing may be able to complete the program in as little as two years with 49 credits minimum.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
January 2020
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus