The professionally accredited graduate program is open to new and continuing UI students. The M. Arch degree requires a total of 45 graduate credits, and applications are made through University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies. You have the option of studying on the University of Idaho Moscow Campus, or at the Idaho Urban Research and Design Center located in the Boise Valley. Application to the professional program is the same, whether you wish to study in Moscow, the Boise Valley, or at both locations.
Students Continuing from the UI
During the fourth year of the program, B.S. Arch students may apply to the graduate program. To be successful, students who hope to continue must have maintained a 3.0 GPA during your time in the B.S. Arch program, completed undergraduate studio sequence, and be competitive with applicants from other schools. Some current students may find that they need to apply for admission to graduate school after their fall term fourth-year studio, which is possible, but requires special permission from the graduate program coordinator.
Up to nine credits earned as an undergraduate may be applied toward the M. Arch degree. If you earn nine graduate credits prior to entering the graduate program, and begin the graduate program during the summer, you may potentially complete the M. Arch in five years. Most students take 5 1/2 – 6 years to graduate.
Download M. Arch Seamless Application
Students New to UI
Students who will have completed a B.S. Architecture at another university prior to the beginning of Fall Semester are encouraged to apply to the graduate program. It is a competitive program and successful students will have maintained a strong undergraduate student record. For most students, the course of study will take about two years. Application materials are available on the Graduate Admissions website:
Download M.Arch Graduate Application
Download Graduate TA Application
You have the option of spending your fifth and/or sixth year of the M. Arch program at the Idaho Urban Research and Design Center located in the Boise Valley. Application to the professional program is the same, whether you want to study in Moscow, the Boise Valley, or at both locations.
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