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Master of Design Studies

BAC Master of Design Studies historic preservation students; photo by Bonica Ayala

Master of Design Studies

© Boston Architectural College; Photo by Bonica Ayala

MDS Intensive Info

The Fall 2015 Master of Design Studies Intensives will take place August 8th-15th. 

MDS Alumni Spotlight

Keith Burrows graduated from the BAC in 2013 with a Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design. More

    The Master of Design Studies is offered through the BAC's distance learning model, which makes a design education in Boston accessible from anywhere. While the majority of coursework is completed online, each semester is launched with an Intensive, an 8-day residency that uses the city of Boston as a learning laboratory. Students are part of a cohort of energized classmates and learn from a team of highly qualified faculty who are leaders in their fields. Instructors are practitioners from a diverse background of design disciplines who are eager to share their knowledge and support students on their paths to professional growth. Programs of study include:


    These three programs each are recognized by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) as an approved advanced degree program that qualifies for supplemental elective experience toward the requirements of the Intern Development Program (IDP). More