The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree program at Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction is a STEM designated degree and fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Throughout the program students engage in design and scholarship that offers new insights into the role of architecture in our culture, civilization, and environment. Within this context our students challenge existing conventions and offer innovative approaches germane to the critical issues facing the profession of architecture and the world today.
A range of activities and experiences such as lectures, exhibits, study tours, internships, studios, and project reviews provide opportunities for educational and professional engagement on the local, regional, national, and international levels. Once completed, this degree allows graduates to participate in an architectural internship through the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and eventually qualify for the Architect Registration Examination.
Depending on educational background, students wishing to earn the professional M. Arch degree may be admitted to a one, two, or three-year track. Applicants are evaluated individually in the admissions process.
- 1-year (accelerated) (2 semesters plus summer): for current WSU students with a four-year, preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture who have met the criteria for acceptance.
- 2-year (4 semesters plus summer): typically for students with an undergraduate degree in architecture, or for those with a degree in an allied design discipline who have submitted application materials demonstrating the need for additional design experience.
- 3-year (6 semesters plus summer): typically for students with a non-architecture undergraduate degree, or for those with a degree in an allied design discipline who have submitted application materials demonstrating the need for additional design experience beyond a two-year timeframe.
- Reference the M.Arch Handbook (PDF) for full admission and program policies, procedures, and deadlines.
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Contact Graduate Program Director John Abell or Academic Program Manager Jaime Rice.