M. Architecture

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Problem Solving in Architecture

Form a broad understanding of how architects solve complex problems and gain experiences using the latest design techniques and modeling technologies. Study current topics in community planning, green building design, environmental control, construction methods and more. Accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB), this program provides the professional training and credentials you need. 

Fast Facts

  • Six-year degree program.
  • Career preparation for becoming a licensed architect.
  • Accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB).
  • Fifth and/or sixth year Urban Design Center [link] option in downtown Boise.
  • Construction manager
  • Urban planner
  • Community planner
  • Architectural designer
  • Architecture firm manager
  • Building researcher
  • Design-builder
  • Set designer


Potential salaries are based
upon averages for
Architecture Designers.
Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a masters degree in Architecture will complete 45 required credits toward the degree with 24 of those credits being at the 500 level. Work includes courses like: British Green Architecture, Eco Urban Design, Housing Typologies and Issues, Sustainable Development, and Urban Design and Morphology.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Architecture, we recommend you: 
  • have an understanding of urban and community planning, sustainable design, integrated design
  • aspire to be a licensed architect
  • have the desire to be a carpenter or urban planner

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society