List of Colleges that Offer Architecture Degrees and Majors

When selecting an architecture school in the U.S., students may consider the type of hands-on experience available, the type of coursework offered and the types of degree programs offered with an eye toward meeting state licensure requirements.

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Students interested in attending an architecture school in the U.S. may enroll in a professional bachelor's or a professional master's degree in architecture; doctorate programs are also available. Explore school options and criteria for selecting the best school for you.

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10 Schools with Architecture Degrees

The following 4-year institutions offer degree programs in architecture for interested students:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition (2015-2016)*
Harvard University Cambridge, MA 4-year, Private Master's, Doctoral $42,874 (Graduate)
Columbia University New York, NY 4-year, Private Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $53,000 (Undergraduate) $44,176 (Graduate)
Yale University New Haven, CT 4-year, Private Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $47,600 (Undergraduate) $38,700 (Graduate)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 4-year, Private Bachelor's, Master's $46,704 (Undergraduate) $49,272 (Graduate)
Cornell University Ithaca, NY 4-year, Private Bachelor's, Master's $49,116 (Undergraduate) $29,581 (Graduate)
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $13,856 in-state, $43,476 out-of-state (Undergraduate) $20,966 in-state, $42,016 out-of-state (Graduate)
Rice University Houston, TX 4-year, Private Bachelor's, Master's $42,253 (Undergraduate) $34,750 (Graduate)
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 4-year, Private Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral $49,563 (Undergraduate) $34,268 (Graduate)
University of Virginia Charlottesville,VA 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's $15,192 in-state, $44,365 out-of-state (Undergraduate) $17,094 in-state, $26,892 out-of-state (Graduate)
University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA 4-year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate $13,431 in-state, $38,139 out-of-state (Undergraduate) $13,431 in-state, $28,533 out-of-state (Graduate)

*Source: National Center for Education Statistics

College Selection Criteria

There are a number of considerations that students should consider before choosing an educational program.

  • Applicants without experience should seek a school with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), while those with a bachelor's in a field other than architecture or who have earned a non-professional bachelor's in architecture might look for an institution offering a professional Master in Architecture (M.Arch.).
  • Find a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
  • Consider the coursework and concentrations offered. For example some schools may focus on design, the history of architecture, or technologies used in architectural design.
  • Some schools offer hands-on experiences with professional architects already working in the field.

Aspiring architects can earn a Bachelor of Architecture, a Master in Architecture or a Doctorate in Architecture from public and private institutions. Accreditation, hands-on experience and degree concentrations may be some things that potential students want to consider when selecting a school.

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