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Architecture, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Our graduate degree develops a student’s capacity for creative, cumulative and critical thinking; design literacy; and a lifelong cultivation of design. Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the program is for students who seek professional licensure. We offer two options for completing the master of architecture professional degree.

About

The master of architecture (MArch) professional degree is the second component of architectural education at Ball State University. It is for students who seek licensure in the profession and is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB).

Our college is listed among "America's World-Class Schools of Architecture" by Design Intelligence, ranked in the top 10 nationally for our work in digital design and fabrication and our commitment to social justice by Architect magazine, and nationally known for our leadership in sustainability—find out what our professional degree program can do for you.

With two options, our graduate degree is for those committed to developing—with faculty and fellow students—the attitudes, skill, and methods needed to work as an architect in support of a sustainable built environment of the highest quality.

We see the built field—and architecture as part of it—as an embodiment of culture in all its diversity and complexity. It is in constant flux while adhering to an underlying coherence. The built field consists of both ordinary and special buildings. Spaces found in built fields span time and space from dense urban agglomerations to the most rural settlements.

The evolution of the built field—depending on both convention and invention for its sustenance—is guided by professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including architects, engineers, planners, as well as public officials, corporate leaders, product manufacturers, and everyday users.

In light of these realities, and because we expect our graduates to engage in diverse forms of local and global practice during their careers, we challenge students with knowledge both new and old. We stress how to learn and how to design, incorporating the methods that constitute the profession’s shared body of knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design Thinking/Foundations Studio
  • Visualization and Communication
  • Intro to Environmental Systems
  • Contemporary History and Theory of Architecture
  • Environmental Design and Application of Environmental Systems
  • Intro to Architectural Building Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a U.S. 4.0 scale (some programs require higher GPAs)
  • You must pay a nonrefundable application fee of $60
  • You must submit documentation regarding all prior academic history of higher education
  • Ball State University requires all international graduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, Pearson's PTE, or IELTS score unless eligible for a waiver. A scanned copy of the score report can be emailed to INTADMIT@bsu.edu

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

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