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With a master’s degree in architecture from our nationally accredited program, you will gain the professional training needed to become a licensed architect. Much of this training occurs in the design studio, which is a unique classroom experience focused on learning through making, and typically involves 15 students and a professor closely working together for nine hours a week. This experience culminates with a final design project that allows students to pursue their own individual interests in architecture. Students choose both the focus of the project and a faculty mentor to guide the project.

Students seeking a college town vibe can get their master’s in architecture at our main campus in Moscow. Those interested in a more urban setting can study at our Boise center. Applications are made through the College of Graduate Studies and are due February 1 for summer and fall term admission. Spring admissions are by special permission only.

Fast Facts

  • Accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • Prepares you to become a licensed, practicing architect
  • Is STEM certified
  • Offered on our Moscow campus and at our Boise-based Urban Design Center

We offer three degree tracks for a master’s degree:

  • U of I students with a B.S. in architecture can pursue a master’s in architecture (M.Arch) via our seamless degree path. These students finish their entire education — both undergraduate and graduate degrees — in 5-6 years.
  • Students with a B.S. in architecture from another institution can apply for our two-year master’s degree path.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-design discipline can pursue a master’s of architecture via the 3-plus degree path, which is completed in three years, plus one summer.

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Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center