Graduate Degrees

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GRADUATE DEGREES
HOW TO APPLY

The Architecture Program at The University of Texas at Austin values intellectual ambition and cultural relevance in architectural production. Our teaching and research is founded on a shared interest in ambitious buildings. We uphold an integrated, close-knit design studio model encouraging dialogue, collaboration, risk-taking, and innovation.

CRITICAL PRACTICE

Since its founding in 1909, the School of Architecture has been one of the most distinguished schools of architecture in the country. Alumni of the School of Architecture include internationally recognized leaders of Snøhetta Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar, and David Lake of Lake|Flato. The most recent DesignIntelligence survey ranked the UT School of Architecture as the  #1 "More Hired From" Architecture Program in our size group. In addition to our Career Services Office, the school has a robust Professional Residency Program, through which students can join significant architectural offices around the world. Additionally, Visiting Professorships bring noted architects to teach Advanced Design studios within the school on a regular basis, and a high percentage of our full-time faculty are themselves noted practitioners.

 

DEGREE PROGRAMS

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MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE [MARCH]

The Master of Architecture is an accredited first professional degree. It 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.

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MASTER OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN [MAAD]

The post-professional Master of Advanced Architectural Design degree is a design-oriented program that offers students with an accredited B. Arch. degree the resources for personal and professional growth in an area of concentration of their choosing under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

STUDENT WORK

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    “Fashion Flagships” by George Lipe @_georgelipe_ for Patrick Danahy’s @pdanahy Design V Studio // 2023-2024 Design Excellence winner<br>
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    “Fashion Flagships” by George Lipe @_georgelipe_ for Patrick Danahy’s @pdanahy Design V Studio // 2023-2024 Design Excellence winner

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    This summer, insect habitats designed by first-year interior design students will be on display @brooklynbotanic in New York City.<br>
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    This summer, insect habitats designed by first-year interior design students will be on display @brooklynbotanic in New York City.

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    Summer looks good on you ☀️
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    Summer looks good on you ☀️

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    This summer, two Community &amp; Regional Planning students @vickierbelcher and @arfar.razi (second from left and right) competed in the final round of the Nature-based Future Challenge competition.<br>
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    This summer, two Community & Regional Planning students @vickierbelcher and @arfar.razi (second from left and right) competed in the final round of the Nature-based Future Challenge competition.

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    In the most recent issue of @txarchitects Magazine, SOA alumnus and contributing writer Cole Von Feldt @cole_v profiled several of SOA’s design-build studios which “serve as a bridge between academia and practice, better preparing students for architecture beyond the academic setting.”<br>
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    In the most recent issue of @txarchitects Magazine, SOA alumnus and contributing writer Cole Von Feldt @cole_v profiled several of SOA’s design-build studios which “serve as a bridge between academia and practice, better preparing students for architecture beyond the academic setting.”

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    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Practice @juanasalcedoo, who received a 2024 @grahamfoundation grant to fund her exhibition “Jaguar Lens.” <br>
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    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Practice @juanasalcedoo, who received a 2024 @grahamfoundation grant to fund her exhibition “Jaguar Lens.”

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    Congratulations to Master of Interior Design student Winnie Lin @winnlin (MID ’25) who was recognized by @asid_hq as one of only three 2024 Student Portfolio Competition award winners selected from submissions across the US and Canada!<br>
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    Congratulations to Master of Interior Design student Winnie Lin @winnlin (MID ’25) who was recognized by @asid_hq as one of only three 2024 Student Portfolio Competition award winners selected from submissions across the US and Canada!

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    We are pleased to announce this year’s Design Excellence Award winners! Thirty-five projects, completed by 50 different students, were selected for the 2023-2024 awards out of more than 140 nominations spanning the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
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    We are pleased to announce this year’s Design Excellence Award winners! Thirty-five projects, completed by 50 different students, were selected for the 2023-2024 awards out of more than 140 nominations spanning the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.

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    We miss you already 🥹
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    We miss you already 🥹