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The physical and cultural context of Boston serves as a laboratory for the program’s design studios and is design-focused, but with a different approach than many schools. We find opportunities for innovation within the real estate and construction industries and current policy debates – rather than outside of them. This is how we intend to move architects to the center of the discussion about the future of our cities.

Students take courses in urban housing, practice integrated design and do original research on market-driven building types. The final degree project in the design studio offers an opportunity to leverage this research with real innovations in hybrid types, strategic alterations to existing ones, and to take on the challenge of finding prototypical solutions for systemic problems.

In addition to studio courses, graduate students take seminars in architectural theory and design strategy; and electives are available in real estate development, sustainable building techniques, urban landscape, and other topics. There is also a unique course that looks at case studies of architecture firms in practice, problem solving, and innovation. Students will leave our program with a unique balance of technical, theoretical, and strategic tools to make a real difference in the profession.

1-Year Program

This program gives eligible candidates the opportunity to get a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree in one year.

Open to candidates with either a BS in Architecture from Northeastern University or a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited North American program with at least one year of IDP-approved professional experience. 

Application Deadline for Fall entry

February 1

The program’s course sequence and information about electives is available here.

2-Year Program

Open to candidates with an undergraduate degree in architecture that includes at least three design studio courses, two architectural history courses, and courses in structures and construction systems.

Application Deadline for Fall* Entry

February 1

*Please note that some admitted students may be required to take summer courses in design, architectural history, and/or technology, depending on their undergraduate work as evidenced by their transcripts.

The program’s course sequence and information about electives is available here.

3-Year Program

Open to candidates who do not have a BS in Architecture or equivalent. Applicants from all disciplines are welcome. Those who have some architecture coursework maybe eligible for advanced placement.

Application Deadline

February 1 for July entry

The program requires three years and a summer term to complete. Students have the option to spend a semester at the School’s Berlin program during their first spring semester program and have the option to enroll in the summer intern program managed by the University’s Co-op program.

After completing a first year introductory curriculum, students in the three-year program merge into the two-year M.Arch curriculum.

The program’s course sequence and information about electives is available here.