Master of Architecture (Three-Year Program)
The three-year Master of Architecture degree curriculum provides a graduate-level course of study for students who have successfully completed a four-year Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in another discipline. Applicants need not have prior experience in the design field or within architecture. The degree is typically completed in seven semesters (three academic years + one summer). First-year coursework includes two studios, architectural history, seminars, and courses in technology and environmental systems. Second-year coursework includes two studios, core courses in structures and theory as well as architectural electives. Third-year coursework centers on the development of advanced, research-based knowledge, explored in the fall semester through a travel-based topics studio, a seminar on research methods, and a class focused on thesis preparation. In the spring, students enroll in a thesis studio and advanced graduate seminar. The Master of Architecture program offers each student the opportunity to fully develop and defend original research in the form of a design thesis. This degree is an essential credential for those who aspire to professional registration and licensure as architects.
If you have any further questions about the Three-Year program, please contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Architecture
Wentworth Institute of Technology