Online Master’s Degrees in Architecture

An online master’s degree in architecture may provide students with the skills needed to create innovative designs and work together on collaborative projects. In this one- or two-year program, students may learn how to understand spatial relationships, combine aesthetics with service, and design architectural spaces. Program coursework may combine courses within a specific area of concentration alongside core architecture courses, such as architectural technology, structures, and building energy.

Graduates may either seek entry to upper-level employment opportunities in their specific area of concentration or enroll in a doctoral-level program. Master’s-level graduates may find employment in architectural or engineering fields.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 24% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for master’s-level programs in architecture may combine core architecture courses alongside coursework within a chosen area of concentration, such as digital design, community planning, and sustainable architecture. These courses may teach students how to combine elements of design and technology together as well as adhere to environmental concerns. Core architecture courses may include the following:

  • Urbanism
  • Structures
  • Arch and Design
  • Professional Development
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architecture and Human Relations
  • Building Energy

Career Options

Master’s-level graduates may pursue employment options in architecture or engineering fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in architecture are expected to increase by 24% from 2010-2020*.

Possible careers include:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Regional Planner
  • Preservationist
  • Architect

Continuing Education

Graduates of master’s degree programs in architecture may decide to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral-level program in architecture. A doctoral-level program in architecture may be research-heavy and provide students with additional communication and analytical skills.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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