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College of Architecture & the Built Environment

Thomas Jefferson University has built a strong tradition and reputation for preparing graduates to be independent thinkers, innovative problem-solvers, collaborators and leaders with high standards of professionalism, integrity and excellence in design. In addition to Jefferson’s variety of programs offered, the unique approach to teaching and learning is providing students with unlimited possibilities for success. 

We are committed to educating the next generation of design and construction professionals to create an equitable and sustainable future.


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Our Programs:

  • Master of Architecture

    Be prepared for the future of architectural practice with this professional graduate program. Gain skills in sustainable design, technology, project management and collaboration. This is a STEM designated program.
  • Master of Urban Design

    This program gives the next generation of urban designers, architects and researches the tools to make a difference in our society.
  • MS in Architecture

    This advanced post-professional, research-based degree features two concentrations – Façade Design, and Technology and High-Performance Building. Be prepared for specialist and consulting positions in the broad field of the built environment in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.
  • MS in Interior Architecture 

    Learn the latest problem-solving methodologies, current technologies for digital visual expression and integrated sustainable practices that are being used by today’s professionals.
  • MS in Sustainable Design

    Our sustainable design program was designed and developed by the top sustainable designers and some of its most experiences academics. Become a leader in sustainability and help change the world.

In addition to the programs above, learn more about Construction Management, Geospatial Technology for Geodesign, Historic Preservation, and Real Estate Development by filling out the form above.

The College of Architecture & the Built Environment has over 20 national and international competition wins and is a 5-time winner of the John Stewardson Fellowship Competition.