AREAS OF STUDY
Master of Architecture (first professional) “M.Arch. I”
The M.Arch. I program fulfills the professional degree requirements for registration as an architect.* It is designed for students entering either with no academic training in architecture or a four-year bachelor’s “pre-arch” degree and who wish to enter the profession of architecture.
Master of Architecture (post-professional) “M.Arch. II”
The M.Arch. II program offers students with a professionally accredited degree in architecture (B.Arch.) a studio-centered course of advanced work in architectural design, historic preservation, sustainability, urban design, or interdisciplinary integration. It prepares students to enter (or re-enter) the profession with advanced knowledge and skills, to develop personally, and/or to teach at the college level.
The M.Arch. II does not fulfill the professional degree requirements for registration as an architect.*
The focus of both is the practice of architecture, centered on design and the studio experience.
[The school also offers several master’s programs leading to M.A. or M.S. degrees that are close to and involve architecture:
There is also a Ph.D. program with tracks in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, and Sustainability.
* See NAAB Accreditation Info for details.