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What will I learn?

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.

Master of Architecture, Track 2:

This program is for students with a pre-professional undergraduate architecture degree, (typically a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Architecture) and sufficient coursework to fulfill the Path 2 prerequisites.

  • 6 architectural design studios, five or six credits each
  • 3 architectural history or architectural theory courses
  • 1 or 2 courses addressing passive design or environmental systems
  • 1 or 2 structures courses, addressing statics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, and the design and behavior of basic structural elements and systems
  • 1 course addressing construction materials and assembly / construction methods

Track 2 takes four semesters to complete. UNM Bachelors of Arts in Architecture (BAA) students with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 overall and also in studio courses are automatically admitted to Track 2.

Master of Architecture, Track 2.5:

This program is for students with a pre-professional undergraduate architecture degree, and sufficient coursework to fulfill the Track 2.5 prerequisites.

  • 4 architectural design studios, five or six credits each
  • 2 architectural history or architectural theory courses
  • 1 course addressing passive design or environmental systems
  • 1 structures course, addressing statics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, and the design and behavior of basic structural elements and systems
  • 1 course addressing construction materials and assembly / construction methods

Track 2.5 takes two and a half years to complete, or two academic years plus a summer.
Master of Architecture Degree Curriculum, 2.5 Year Track

Master of Architecture, Track 3:

This program is intended for anyone that already holds an undergraduate degree in any discipline, and also for students that have an undergraduate degree in architecture or environmental design, but not enough coursework to apply for Track 2.5 or Track 2 programs. Track 3 program students come from a variety of backgrounds including art history, biology, economics, engineering, political science, etc.
Track 3 takes three academic years to complete, plus a summer program prior to the first year.
Master of Architecture Degree Curriculum, 3 Year Track

Career Opportunities:

People need places to live, work, play, learn, worship, meet, govern, shop, and eat. Architects are responsible for designing these places, whether they are private or public; indoors or outdoors; or rooms, buildings, or complexes. Architects discuss with clients the objectives, requirements, and budget of a project.

Which department am I in?

School of Architecture and Planning

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$21,830.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

School of Architecture and Planning

MSC04 2530,

1 University of New Mexico,

ALBUQUERQUE,

New Mexico,

87131, United States

Full Time (2.5 years)

Tuition fees
US$21,830.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

School of Architecture and Planning

MSC04 2530,

1 University of New Mexico,

ALBUQUERQUE,

New Mexico,

87131, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Earned degree that is the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor degree. Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a U.S. 4.0 scale or comparable grade point average in upper-division (junior and senior level) university course work and in any graduate work already completed.

For international students

Earned degree that is the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor degree. Please note that some bachelor degrees are based on a three-year program and are not considered equivalent to the U.S. bachelor degree.

Academic Preparation: Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a U.S. 4.0 scale or comparable grade point average in upper-division (junior and senior level) university course work and in any graduate work already completed.

English Proficiency Test Requirements: Graduate TOEFL: PBT – 550; IBT – 79, Graduate IELTS: 6.5, Graduate Pearson Test of English: 53.

Application Deadlines: December 1st

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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