We Improve Lives – Designing & Building a Better World
The mission of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson is to educate the next generation of design and construction professionals to create an equitable and sustainable future. Our curricula emphasize specialized knowledge unique to each discipline, paired with interdisciplinary collaboration that prepare students for practice in the global market.
With its thriving design and construction industries, Philadelphia serves as our urban lab, furnishing students with professional experiences in a vibrant metropolitan area. Our college partners with major corporations, local communities and nonprofit organizations, supplying a broad range of real-world projects and networking opportunities.
Our dynamic approach to education and emphasis on social equity, sustainability and design excellence equip our graduates with a competitive edge, poised to become innovative leaders in sustainable practice.
Create Value. Improve Lives.
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Academic Programs | Undergraduate
Academic Programs | Graduate
Academic Programs | Graduate Certificates
Accelerated Dual Degree Programs
Our one-of-a-kind Accelerated Dual Degree Programs allow students to customize their education, breaking outmoded disciplinary silos and expanding professional opportunities for our graduates.
Earn a Graduate Certificate
The twelve-credit graduate certificates offered by the College of Architecture and the Built Environment afford students the opportunity to layer an additional area of expertise onto their primary area of study.
Scholarships & Assistantships
The College of Architecture and the Built Environment is proud to offer a variety of ways for our graduate students to earn scholarships and assistantships. The opportunities are available to all new domestic and international applicants.
Minor Degree Options
By layering a secondary area onto a primary field of study, minors indicate versatility and flexibility to a prospective employer, increasing a student’s marketability and expanding prospects for internships and future employment.