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Master of Architecture

Onsite and Distance Tracks

Thesis crafted narrow spaces to enrich the pedestrian experience to knit the existing urban fabric together.

Thesis crafted narrow spaces to enrich the pedestrian experience to knit the existing urban fabric together.

Hisako Miyata, Master of Architecture, Michael Wolfson, Thesis Advisor

The BAC's School of Architecture offers a Master of Architecture degree program that is professionally accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board to prepare students to become licensed architects. 

The hallmark of this degree program is concurrent design practice and academic study.  Students work in classrooms, in communities, and in local firms to examine the social and cultural contexts of their work.  As they advance, students develop a personal design philosophy and methods of working while mastering structures and environmental systems. Evidence of learning and competencies in both practice and academic study is evaluated through portfolio.  All graduate students complete a three-semester-long design thesis process to explore an idea that has personal significance and larger value to the community and to the discipline of architecture. 

Students may apply to the BAC for graduate study for the Master of Architecture degree, the BAC offers two tracks to achieve this degree. For the onsite Master of Architecture track admissions is open to applicants with a bachelor degree in any field. The low-residency Distance Master of Architecture track admissions is selective.

Onsite Track

The onsite Master of Architecture track is designed to provide professional architecture education to a diverse range of educational and experiential backgrounds. Students with experience in design are able to apply for advanced standing...more

Distance Track

Established in 2007, the Distance Master of Architecture is a low residency track which allows students to study from anywhere while maintaining full-time professional employment through a combination of online and face-to-face learning experiences. This track leads to the BAC's Master of Architecture degree, which is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB)...more