Design Your World
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.
- 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.