Architecture (Master of Architecture)
Your future is in your hands. Make the most of it with a Master of Architecture from Wentworth. Our NAAB-accredited. IPAL-approved and STEM-designated program will introduce you to the contemporary challenges of the built environment and give you the skills you need to be a leader in a rapidly evolving profession.
Learn by Making, Thinking & Doing
Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities, and advanced technical resources, will help harness your creativity and apply critical thinking to design projects. Engage with diverse cultures and building traditions—both historical and contemporary—through travel-based learning around the country and across the globe as well as in co-ops with leading firms.
The Master of Architecture is offered in 3 tracks. [accordions]
- The 1-year track is for graduates of Wentworth’s BS in Architecture program or candidates who hold a Bachelor of Architecture from another institution. [link to 1-year page]
- The 2-year track for candidates who have a B.A. or B.S. degree in architecture from another NAAB-accredited program
- The 3-year track is for candidates who have a BA or BS in another discipline
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 also earned federal STEM designation, which provides a potential 24-month Operational Practice Training (OPT) extension for international students studying on an F-1 visa. STEM designation for the Bachelor of Architecture as well as the Master of Architecture also connects Wentworth more directly to the K-12 and community college STEM pipeline, and provides access to federal research grants for architecture faculty.
World-class Faculty, in a World-class Location
The Master of Architecture faculty includes founders of award-winning design firms, influential scholars in the history and theory of architecture, and preeminent, forward-thinking researchers with a deep commitment to issues of sustainability, advanced technology, and fabrication.
A world-class center of art, culture, and design, Boston offers a dynamic learning laboratory just steps from our campus. Home to renowned architecture firms and diverse examples of excellence in the field—from colonial to contemporary—Boston is the ideal city in which to build critical research and practice in architecture.