Master's Programs in Architecture in USA

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 re… Read more

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.

Master in Architecture in USA

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Philadelphia, USA

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

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
New Orleans, USA

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 baccalaur ... +

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 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. -
Master
Full-time
24 years
English
Jun 2020
Campus
 
Miami, USA

The Master of Architecture 2 year advanced track (M.Arch) is a 2-year (4-semester), 60 credits program for students holding a pre-professional degree in architecture or a clos ... +

The Master of Architecture 2 year advanced track (M.Arch) 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. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 
San Antonio, USA

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 ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Syracuse, USA

The program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high-performance buildings, from VR an ... +

The program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high-performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Newark, USA

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 resea ... +

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. -
Master
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Rochester, USA

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 archit ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
3 years
English
24 Aug 2020
15 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Los Angeles, USA

The Master of Science in Architectural Technologies is a one-year program that provides hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies of architectural production as well ... +

The Master of Science in Architectural Technologies is a one-year program that provides hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies of architectural production as well as a robust conceptual and critical framework. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

This one-year interdisciplinary post-professional degree program is tailored for advanced students and mid-career professionals. Students focus on research and design through ... +

This one-year interdisciplinary post-professional degree program is tailored for advanced students and mid-career professionals. Students focus on research and design through mentored study and a range of elective offerings. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
New York, USA

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

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
Full-time
3 semesters
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Springfield, USA

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 Mast ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Philadelphia, USA

The M.S. in Architecture program is an advanced post-professional, research-based degree, featuring two concentrations: Façade Design and Technology and High-Performance Build ... +

The M.S. in Architecture program is an advanced post-professional, research-based degree, featuring two concentrations: Façade Design and Technology and High-Performance Building. This degree prepares students for specialist and consulting positions in the broad field of the built environment in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. -
MSc
Full-time
18 months
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
New Orleans, USA

Our post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Research and Design degree program (formerly known as M.ARCH II.) is the most advanced research venue at Tulane School ... +

Our post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Research and Design degree program (formerly known as M.ARCH II.) is the most advanced research venue at Tulane School of Architecture. It is a selective design research degree that builds on the deep expertise of our faculty and the strategic commitment of the school and the university as a whole. It is intended for individuals with an accredited professional architecture degree interested in teaching and research as a career in the field of architecture. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
New Orleans, USA

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

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. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jun 2020
Campus
 
Miami, USA

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

The Master of Architecture 3 year track (M.Arch) 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. -
Master
Full-time
7 semesters
English
Aug 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus