New Jersey Architecture Universities with Degree Program Overviews

There are two universities within New Jersey that have architecture programs. Read an overview of the two large schools' programs, requirements and tuition info and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Essential Information

There are couple of universities in New Jersey that offer degree programs in architecture. The following institutions grant degrees in architecture, infrastructure planning, sustainable design, and engineering and building technology at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Students can also pursue a related graduate certificate. In addition to research and internship opportunities, these programs may require the completion of building design projects and portfolios.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Located in Newark, the school's New Jersey School of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in architecture. The Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture programs emphasize studio design so students have the opportunity to build their portfolios and take part in hands-on building design projects. In addition, students learn about architecture history, technology, building systems and digital design. Students can take part in research and internships. These programs qualify a student for licensure in the state. In addition to the professional degrees, the institute also offers non-professional degree programs in architecture, as well as graduate programs in infrastructure planning and urban systems.

Princeton University

Students who enroll at this Princeton school can find architecture programs offered through the School of Architecture. The undergraduate program provides students with a liberal arts foundation in architecture through classes that examine architectural theory, history, design and technology. There's also a focus on urbanism, art history and international architecture. Students take specialized research and design classes to receive the undergraduate degree. Students looking to become an architect can complete a Master of Architecture program. The master's degree program focuses on building technology, professional practice, history and theory. A thesis is required for all graduate students. In addition to programs, students have access to the Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure.

Career Requirements

Professional architects must hold a license to work in New Jersey. To become licensed, students must earn a professional architecture degree from a school accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), as well as complete a formal internship program for at least three years before passing an examination to receive the license. Both of the schools on this list are recognized by the NAAB and offer programs that prepare students for licensure.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting Architecture Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-16)
New Jersey Institute of Technology Four-year, public; large city Bachelor of Architecture,
Bachelor of Science in Architecture,
Master of Architecture,
Master of Science in Architecture,
Master of Infrastructure Planning,
Ph.D. in Urban Systems
$16,108 per year for in-state students; $30,326 per year for out-of-state students*
Princeton University Four-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb Bachelor of Arts in Architecture,
Master of Architecture,
Ph.D. in Architecture
$43,450 per year for students*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

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