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Master of Architecture (MArch)

Master of Architecture (MArch)

  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 36 months

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M.Arch. is an accredited professional degree in architecture. It is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than architecture as well as for students who hold four-year pre-professional degree in architecture. The M.Arch. program demands engagement with contemporary issues and a commitment to lifelong learning. We encourage students to examine the relationships between local, regional and global contexts addressing environmental, social and technological issues. We believe that even though the scale of the architect's action might be limited, the range of information needed to make creative, intelligent and responsible design decisions is vast. We expect our graduates to value the necessity of research, interdisciplinary learning, and teamwork. M.Arch. is accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) and leads to a professional Master of Architecture degree over three years including the first summer term. The curriculum starts with an intensive three-semester course sequence that places equal emphasis on three study areas: architectural design and media, science and technology, and theory and history seminars on the built environment. While this learning framework shapes the whole curriculum, the remaining four semesters have a more open structure that allows students to explore architecture within an interdisciplinary context. These four semesters include a number of options, including study abroad, specialized studios with a variety of faculty, and the opportunity to do an independent project.