NewSchool of Architecture and Design’s Master of Architecture I program gives students with a bachelor’s degree in architecture or in a related field the opportunity to earn a professional degree in architecture.
The Master of Architecture can serve as a student’s first professional degree, and is recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) as part of the requirements for eventual architectural licensure.
The program offers 2 entry points, one for students with a baccalaureate degree in any field, and the other for students who have already obtained a pre-professional architectural undergraduate degree, such as a B.A. or B.S. in architecture, or a bachelor’s in environmental design, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, or civil engineering.
Students holding a baccalaureate degree in unrelated fields will typically require three years of full-time study, or a minimum of 135 required quarter units: 118 professional requirements and 17 professional electives. Students with a B.A. or B.S. in architecture, or a related degree, who are looking to enrich their knowledge and credentials, will be able to complete the program with two years of full-time study, or a minimum of 90 required units: 76 professional requirements, and 14 professional electives.
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