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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Master of Architecture (On Campus)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Master of Architecture (On Campus)

Rochester, USA

3 Years


Full time, Part time

Request application deadline *

Aug 2024

USD 41,424 / per year **


* rolling admissions

** $41,424 - $54,974 | based on credits taken


At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for the 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.


With a global need for a more sustainable world, including buildings and their impact on energy consumption and carbon footprints, the focus of many courses reflects the conditions of sustainable design and practice.


Design exploration is enhanced through the understanding of the implication of technology on both the design process and product. The program enables students to focus and collaborate in many specialized areas of technology, including engineering, computer science, imaging science, materials and construction, and products and remanufacturing.


Because a degraded urban environment has grave implications for social, economic, cultural, and environmental health, the program pays particular attention to urban settings and urban principles. The complexity of the urban environment requires an interdisciplinary approach to architecture education—one that references economics, public policy, sociology, and regional culture. The program focuses on the practices and principles of preservation and adaptive reuse. The city of Rochester, New York, serves as an active learning environment for students.


The master of architecture program received accreditation in 2017 by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB),

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