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. These areas include, but are not limited to, Sustainable Design, Community and Environmental Equity Design, Digital Technology, Latin American Architecture, Building Technology, Cultural Heritage Documentation and Research, and the Political, Social, and Cultural Histories of Architecture. Students may make use of the interdisciplinary expertise and facilities that only a large university such as UT Austin offers. Though not required, we recommend applicants identify who they would like to study with and an area of concentration in their Statement of Interest. 

MAAD Degree Requirements

The curriculum can be completed in three semesters. Graduates of the MAAD program are able to enter—or re-enter—the profession with significantly enhanced qualifications. They are able to offer these enhanced skills to governmental, institutional, and business organizations, and they are better able to contemplate teaching architecture at the college level.

The MAAD is not an NAAB accredited degree. International applicants interested in pursuing licensure in the United States should apply to the M Arch degree program.