Master of Architecture (Three-Year Program)

The Three-Year Master of Architecture degree curriculum provides a graduate-level course of study for students who have successfully completed a four-year Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in a discipline other than Architecture.

Graduate Students participate in a rigorous exploration into the field of architecture through the creative lens of making. Course work is comprehensive, exposing students to a wide range of professional avocations in the field of architecture. With an emphasis on developing critical thinking skills and design expertise in the design studio sequence, studio projects address tectonic, social, and environmental themes at multiple scales. Students learn through iterative making to synthesize present day critical themes of inquiry and discovery to become forward thinkers for the future.

First-year coursework includes Graduate Foundations Studios complimented with History, Theory and Technology courses. Students advance to Graduate Design Studios in the second year and their research in courses and studios inform one another, ensuring the development of fundamental skill and knowledge sets.

Third-year coursework focuses on the development of advanced, research-based inquiry through the Special Topics Travel Studios in the fall and Thesis studio investigations in the spring. The fall studios are supported with a seminar on research methods and a Thesis Preparatory Course.   

The Master of Architecture program offers each student the opportunity to contribute to ongoing architectural discourses by cultivating their unique vision through intentional inquiry and making.

If you have any further questions about the Three-Year program, please contact:

Elizabeth Ghiseline
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Architecture
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Office: 617-989-4494
Email: ghiselinee@wit.edu

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