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Online Master of Architecture

Online Master of Architecture

The Online Master of Architecture is the first primarily online Master of Architecture program to be accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The online program is an advanced track for students with an undergraduate degree in architecture or design and a satisfactory portfolio. Students can complete this degree in 4-6 semesters depending on their background.

If you prefer to complete your degree onsite, learn more about our Master of Architecture.

For those who have more architectural work and/or academic experience already, you may qualify for the 4 semester Master of Architecture degree program to complete the requirements of the degree even more rapidly.

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The BAC Difference

  • High-quality online education: You’ll experience the same rigor as in our traditional classrooms but with the flexibility of asynchronous, online learning and full access to digital resources through the BAC Cloud Canopy [link to BAC Cloud Canopy news post]. 
  • Take your licensing exams early: By engaging in professional practice experiences with design firms, community projects, research, and more and enrolling in NCARB's Architectural Experience Program (AXP), you may be eligible to  take your licensing exams while you earn your degree .
  • Study with working professionals: Your instructors are leaders in the field and bring current perspectives on architecture into the classroom.
  • Keep working full time: You’ll earn your Practice hours required for the degree by concurrently working full-time in an architectural setting in your local community.

A Faster Path to Licensure

Because the BAC is part of the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program, you can shorten the process to professional licensure by completing your M. Arch academics and work simultaneously.

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Wide-Ranging Curriculum

  • You’ll complete portfolio reviews that prepare you to present your work in a professional capacity, as well as a thesis of personal significance and larger value to the community and the discipline of architecture.
  • Our innovative approach to education embeds professional practice into the curriculum, so employment in architecture is integral to the learning experience.
  • You’ll participate in a series of eight-day residencies in Boston to build connections between classmates and instructors.

Career Options

The Online M. Arch will prepare you for a variety of professional careers in the field of architecture, including:

  • Architectural design
  • Architectural education
  • Architectural history

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