What will I learn?

Northeastern offers a Master of Architecture degree accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board.

The program leverages the school’s outstanding faculty and pragmatically grounded curriculum. The physical and cultural context of Boston serves as a laboratory for the program’s design studios and is design focused but with a different approach than many schools. We find opportunities for innovation within the real estate and construction industries and current policy debates—rather than outside them. This is how we intend to move architects to the center of the discussion about the future of our cities.

Students take courses in urban housing, practice-integrated design, and do original research on market-driven building types. The final degree project in the design studio offers an opportunity to leverage this research with real innovations in hybrid types, strategic alterations to existing ones, and to take on the challenge of finding prototypical solutions for systemic problems.

In addition to studio courses, graduate students take seminars in architectural theory and design strategy; and electives are available in real estate development, sustainable building techniques, urban landscape, and other topics. There is also a unique course that looks at case studies of architecture firms in practice, problem solving, and innovation. We seek to have students leave our program with a unique balance of technical, theoretical, and strategic tools to make a real difference in the profession.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Media and Design

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $1,660 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02115, United States

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
USD $1,660 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

For international students

Prior to beginning a graduate program at Northeastern, students must have: Received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; Received a master’s degree or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university; Received a first professional or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university; or, Been accepted into an approved bachelors-to-graduate-degree program at an accredited college or university.

To be eligible for graduate study, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited international institution.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - We expect a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - We expect a minimum overall band score of 7.0 on the IELTS.

Duolingo English Test - We expect a minimum score of 120 on the Duolingo English Test.

Application deadline for Fall is Feb/1.

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

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About Northeastern University

Students gain more than a degree at Northeastern University; they graduate with real-world experience that fuels life-long success.

  • #49 National university (U.S. News 2021)
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  • Tier-one research university