Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

The M.Arch. Program, leading to the Master of Architecture as the first professional degree, is oriented toward the professional practice of architecture and is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). This degree option provides flexibility for students who have an undergraduate degree with a major in architecture as well as those who have a degree in a field other than architecture. The M.Arch. Program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours and a maximum of 108 credit hours of study, depending upon the applicant's prior education in architecture and the amount of advanced standing credit granted upon admission to the program.

Normally, a student admitted to the program with maximum advanced standing can expect to complete the program within two academic years of full-time study. A student admitted to the program with no advanced standing can expect the program to require three and one-half academic years of full-time study. Graduates from four-year undergraduate programs in architecture similar to that at Georgia Tech can normally expect to complete the program in two academic years, provided they have pursued architecturally related elective coursework during their undergraduate years. Specific information regarding applications for advanced standing and degree requirements is available from the School of Architecture.

The minimum requirements for the M.Arch. degree, for a student with a previous degree in architecture, are as follows:

Course Credit Hours
Architectural Design Studios 18
Professional Core Requirements 12
Master's Project/Thesis Option 9
Approved Professional Electives 21
TOTAL (Minimum) 60

Total Minimum Required Credit Hours for M.Arch. Program = 60

The maximum requirements for the M.Arch. degree, for a student with a previous degree in a discipline other than architecture, are as follows:

Course Credit Hours
Architectural Design Studios 33
Preparatory Requirements 15
Professional Core Requirements 30
Master's Project/Thesis Option 9
Approved Professional Electives 21
TOTAL (Minimum) 108

Total Maximum Required Credit Hours for M.Arch. Program = 108