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Architecture - MASTER'S (MARCH)

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CIP CODE 04.0902.00


The purpose of the Master of Architecture degree program is to educate students toward ultimate leadership positions within the profession of architecture. Within a broad curriculum, design as a discipline and a process is emphasized.


Students are encouraged to give rich visual and material substance to both theoretical and pragmatic ideas. The context for design at The University of Texas at Arlington focuses on the contemporary urban condition, a viewpoint especially appropriate for a school at the heart of a diverse, expanding, and internationally oriented region such as Dallas-Fort Worth. There are three distinct programs of study in architecture, which provide options to graduate students with different backgrounds and needs. Path A requires approximately three and a half years, Path B two years, and Path C one year.



  • Architect
  • Product Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Video Game Designer
  • Theatrical/Scenic Designer


Path A

Degree: Professional degree in architecture

Credit Hours: 104 credits hours, recommended path three and a half years

Requirements: Any four-year bachelor's degree

Path A is for applicants who hold a bachelor's degree, but do not meet the minimum requirements of a Bachelor of Science in architecture.

A minimum of 104 credit hours in architectural design, theory, and practice is required of Path A candidates for the professional degree in architecture. Due to the rigor of the program (not unlike any other professional school, law, or medicine), students entering this program are advised to discontinue outside employment.

Advancement in Professional Degree Program Path A is predicated upon successful and timely completion of required coursework, as well as an annual review of the student’s portfolio of design work by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Architecture Program.

  • Path A is for students with a baccalaureate degree but no specific background in architecture, and requires approximately three and one-half years of study. It leads to a professional degree in architecture.
  • A minimum of 104 credit hours in architectural design, theory, and practice is required.

Master of Architecture

Path B

  • Path B is for students with a baccalaureate degree in architecture. Assuming that students have already completed satisfactory core studies, it requires approximately two years of advanced professional studies. It leads to a professional degree in architecture.
  • 57 credits hours
  • Admission requirement: four-year bachelor's degree in architecture
  • Students with a five-year professional undergraduate architecture degree who are desiring a second professional degree may apply for advanced standing in the Path B Program.

Master of Architecture

Path C

Path C is for applicants who hold a five-year professional degree in architecture (B. Arch) or a four-year degree in architecture and acceptable professional experience including registration. It leads to a non-professional degree in architecture.

  • 33 credits hours, recommended path one year
  • Admission requirement: five-year professional bachelor’s degree in architecture

Master of Architecture


  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty in areas focused on the transformation of social and built environment.
  • Located in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States with over 3,000 AEC firms in the DFW region for employment opportunities upon graduation.
  • Cutting-edge research in areas of sustainability, public interest design, building performance, design-build, digital fabrication, urbanism, among others with many opportunities to work with faculty in graduate assistantship positions to gain valuable experience.
  • Extensive opportunities for study abroad and foreign exchange programs to extend the educational experience globally.
  • Home to the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture (https://blog.uta.edu/dilloncenter/) and the Digital Architecture Research Consortium (http://darc.uta.edu/).


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