Architectural education at Wentworth embraces the complex nature of architecture as a conceptual, technical, and social practice that is ultimately centered on the art of making. The program encourages deep explorations in the material culture of architecture and challenges students to deploy this knowledge in ways that enrich the built environment and enhance people’s lives. In fulfilling this mission, the department of architecture offers three degree programs:
- The four-year, pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture provides students with a broad understanding of architecture.
- The one-year Master of Architecture professional degree prepares students for registration and professional practice as an architect. Wentworth undergraduate students apply for this program in their fourth year of study.
- The two-year Master of Architecture professional degree is designed for external candidates who have a four-year, pre-professional degree from another NAAB-based degree program. This curriculum prepares students for registration and professional practice as an architect.
Graduates of each program enter diverse careers, which reflect the many aspects of architectural practice. Located in the Fenway district of Boston, the Department of Architecture draws heavily on one of the world’s most culturally rich and diverse cities. Surrounded by both historic and contemporary exemplars as well as world-class cultural institutions, Wentworth provides an ideal setting for architectural education. The rich, urban environment of the city also supports the diversity of our student and faculty community, which is drawn from cultures around the world. We not only embrace diversity, we believe it is essential to successful education and professional practice.
We invite serious and enthusiastic students to participate in our program and to become leaders in the profession. By joining our community, a student enters a program that is collegial yet competitive, traditional yet contemporary, patient yet demanding.
Dr. Glenn Wiggins
Dean, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management