Master On Campus

Architectural Research and Design

Tulane University

12 months
2362 USD/credit 70860 USD/year
2362 USD/credit 70860 USD/year
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Our post-professional Master of Science in Architectural Research and Design degree program offered by Tulane University is the most advanced research venue at Tulane School of Architecture.



It is a selective design research degree that builds on the deep expertise of our faculty and the strategic commitment of the school and the university as a whole. It is intended for individuals with an accredited professional architecture degree interested in teaching and research as a career in the field of architecture.

The Architectural Research and Design program at Tulane University offers six concentrations directed by our internationally-renowned faculty.

  • River and Coastal Urbanism (Climate Change Adaptation)
  • Design/Build
  • Design and Social Engagement
  • Building Technologies
  • Advanced Fabrication and Design
  • Representation Theory

Students are encouraged to develop an area of expertise through independent scholarship. Under the guidance of our diverse faculty, the program focuses on cultivating advanced theory and technology relevant to the design and construction of sustainable and resilient built environment. The program provides opportunities to form a course of study around students’ interests and to develop appropriate strategies within the Research and Design Thesis framework.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatrical Drafting and Model Making
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Period Styles for Designers
  • Graduate Theatre History
  • Portfolio Techniques
  • Directing for Designers
  • Design Seminar
  • Internship
  • Thesis Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Interest
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Resumé
  • Application Form
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    70860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2362 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    70860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2362 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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