Master of Architecture
The Jefferson Master of Architecture Program is a first-professional graduate program designed to prepare students for professional architectural practice through the development of sustainable design and technology skills, knowledge of project management, and collaborative experiences in an interdisciplinary environment. The program is located within easy access to Center City Philadelphia with its rich collection of major historical and contemporary buildings. Philadelphia also provides an ongoing laboratory for many of our courses and opportunities for internships.
The MArch Program offers multiple starting tracks. Your track will be individually decided based on your level of preparedness. The selection committee will consider your educational background, experience and portfolio. While each applicant is reviewed individually, these are the typical tracks:
- Students without a degree in a design discipline will typically begin the program with a 2-course summer program in design basics, before beginning the fall semester.
- Students with a satisfactory portfolio and experience in design basics will start in fall of the first year.
- Students granted advanced standing, typically coming from a 4-year pre-professional architecture program, will join the sequence in the second year.
The Master of Architecture is a 3+ year 100-credit degree program for students without advanced standing. Students granted advance standing may be able to complete the program in as little as two years with 49 credits minimum.
A portfolio and personal statement are required for admission. We look forward to reviewing your application and work.
The Master of Architecture is a STEM designated program (CIP Code 04.0902).
With multiple starting tracks, the Master of Architecture program prepares students with any undergraduate degree to meet the demands of the architecture and built environment industries in the 21st century.
You will prepare for professional architectural practice by developing sustainable design and technology skills, knowledge of project management and collaborative experiences within an interdisciplinary environment, alongside students with diverse undergraduate experience.
The program ranges from a 48-credit minimum for those with advanced standing, to a 3+ year 99-credit degree program for students without previous experience.
- Gain sustainable design and technology skills and a knowledge of project management.
- Learn through collaborative experiences in an interdisciplinary environment.
- Earn your Master of Architecture in 2-3+ years, depending on previous experience.
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