First Professional (M Arch)
The M Arch 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 and for four-year bachelor’s “pre-arch” degrees who wish to enter the profession of architecture.
Students who are accepted to The University of Austin School of Architecture will be admitted to the 3-year M Arch degree program or the 2-year M Arch degree program with advanced standing. The Graduate Office evaluates each student's application and determines eligibility for advanced standing based on the applicant's background in architecture.
Students may complete an optional Certificate of Specialization in Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design, or Urban Design by completing the specialization requirements. M Arch students may also complete an optional, transcriptable Graduate Certificate in Latin American Architecture.