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Architecture 1-year Track

Design Your Future

Your future is in your hands. Make the most of it with a one-year Master of Architecture from Wentworth. This intensely focused, program, open to graduates of Wentworth’s Bachelor of Science in Architecture as well as candidates with a Bachelor of Architecture from another institution, will introduce you to the contemporary challenges of the built environment and give you the skills you need to become a licensed, professional architect.

Learn by Making, Thinking and Doing

Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities, and advanced technical resources, will help harness your creativity and apply critical thinking to design projects. Immerse yourself in a Global Research Travel Studio and learn first-hand about the challenges of the contemporary city from a global perspective. Then, dive deep into the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies pertinent to architectural research and lay the groundwork for your final thesis through research and development of an architectural project of your choosing [link to Thesis Studio here or in nav bar]. Along the way, learn about the architectural practice and enjoy ample opportunities to participate in workshops, readings and discussion on contemporary issues in the field.

IPAL-Approved & STEM Designated

Wentworth offers the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL), an optional path launched by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), which allows architecture students the ability to earn their license in less time by incorporating experience and examination into their education. Bachelor of Science in Architecture IPAL students who are accepted into Wentworth’s one-year Master of Architecture program have the option to complete the Master of Architecture as a one-year, full-time program, or as a two-year part-time program while working part-time in the profession.

Wentworth’s Master of Architecture program has federal STEM designation, which provides a potential 24-month Operational Practice Training (OPT) extension for international students studying on an F-1 visa. 

Apply to the 1-Year Master of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture students at Wentworth who wish to enroll in the one-year Master of Architecture program must do so in their senior year; acceptance is based on a portfolio evaluation by department faculty, cumulative GPA, resume, a statement of objectives, and references.

Undergraduate students graduating with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 will automatically be accepted into the Master of Architecture program for the following year. These students only need to submit an application form, resume, a statement of objectives, and an unofficial transcript. Automatic Acceptance applies only to applicants currently enrolled in Wentworth’s Bachelor of Science in Architecture program and may not be deferred.

For information regarding application deadlines, program costs, and application materials, as well as portfolio recommendations, visit our Architecture Application Requirements page.  All materials must be submitted electronically to the Admissions Department and postmarked no later than February 15 of the year of enrollment.


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We know going back to school is a big decision. You have questions; we have answers. Connect via email, phone or schedule an appointment with one of our counselors. 

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