12 months
41602 USD/year
41602 USD/year
24466 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture program offered at Pennsylvania State University is a professional degree program focused on preparation to practice architecture for students who hold a bachelor's degree.


The M.S. in Architecture program at Pennsylvania State University is a research-focused degree program designed to offer students graduate level research inquiry into architecture for students who hold a professional baccalaureate or graduate degree in architecture.


The culminating experience of the post-professional M.S. in Architecture program is a Master's Thesis, which requires the student to identify and formulate an area of inquiry within which he or she will be expected to do original research that tests a hypothesis, and to complete a written thesis that presents that research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Perspectives in Architecture
  • Methods of Inquiry in Architecture and Urban Design
  • Design - Inquiry
  • Ethics in the Built Environment
  • Analysis of Architectural Precedents: Ancient Industrial Revolution
  • Analysis of Architectural Precedents: Modernism
  • Materials and Building Construction
  • Contemporary Architecture and Planning Theories
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Architecture
  • Critical Theory in Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a completed Graduate School application, and payment of the non-refundable application fee.
  • official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. 
  • names of three faculty members or professionals acquainted with the applicant's academic history who can be contacted and invited to provide reference letters.
  • a statement of intent.
  • a portfolio of creative and design work executed at the undergraduate level, under professional guidance or independently, provided that such work can be evidenced as executed by the applicant, is an important part of the graduate application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41602 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    41602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41602 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24466 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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