Master of Architecture I

NAAB Accredited Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture I degree program (M.Arch. I) at NewSchool gives you the skills to turn your interests into practice as well as the opportunity to pursue state architecture licensure. This program offers 2-year and 3-year tracks, as well as a 4-year Licensure Upon Graduation track, allowing you to chart the course that best fits your experience and needs. This master’s degree in architecture complements your existing skills while expanding your professional horizons as you work toward state licensure.

This studio-focused graduate program allows students to explore what it means to be an architect in today’s world. Students will have opportunities to work with real clients and can culminate their education by taking part in the thesis process. NewSchool also offers travel programs such as the Rome Study Abroad and Compostela Study Abroad for extended study and enrichment.

Program Features

Building upon the foundation of a bachelor’s degree in architecture or similar credentials, this degree is fully accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). From teaching sustainable design to professional development, the faculty at NewSchool use practical instruction to help prepare you for your prospective career. Explore the possibilities within this program through the following resources that detail NewSchool’s progressive, academic approach:

  • Program Course Sequence: From core classes to your final electives, NewSchool’s Master of Architecture program instills you with foundational knowledge and then expands on the advanced principles of becoming a successful architect.
  • Program Data: Find data about program costs, types of occupations, completion rates, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program. - Two year program - Three year program
  • Career Paths

Request Information today to begin the first phase to gaining licensure as an architect. At NewSchool of Architecture and Design, you can immerse your talents in an engaging curriculum that prepares you to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

Advance Your Career

The Master of Architecture I degree gives students with a bachelor’s degree in architecture or in a related field the opportunity to earn a professional master’s degree in architecture and is recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) as part of the requirements for eventual architectural licensure. The program offers two entry points, one for students with a baccalaureate degree in any field and the other for students who have already obtained a pre-professional architecture or architectural studies undergraduate degree.

Students holding a baccalaureate degree in unrelated fields will typically require three years of full-time study, or a minimum of 150 required quarter credits.

Students with a B.A. or B.S. in architecture or a related degree who are looking to enrich their knowledge and credentials will be able to complete the architecture program with two years of full-time study, or a minimum of 90 required credits.