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Architecture, M.Arch

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #788 (BCR) , LA,
The Master of Architecture graduate program brings together the foundations and professional issues of architecture in a challenging, rigorous, and collaborative environment. With opportunities to design both collaboratively and independently, you’ll achieve an understanding of yourself as an emerging professional.

About

In the Master of Architecture program at UL Lafayette, we have an intense focus on community outreach and topic-based studios. Our faculty are devoted to your professional preparation, and that means bringing great design to the Acadiana community and beyond.

In our Master of Architecture studios, you’ll have the option to:

  • gain hands-on experience helping cities, small towns, and neighborhoods visualize their potential as communities;
  • design and build sustainable, market-rate homes; and
  • work in the Louisiana coastal territory to reduce environmental vulnerability, enhance ecosystem resilience, and promote cultural sustainability.

Accreditation

  • NAAB-accredited

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Architectural Design
  • Advanced Architectural Design II
  • Architectural Master’s Project OR Thesis+ARCH 540 Architectural Practice
  • History of Architecture
  • Theory of Architecture
  • Architectural Research and Programming
  • ARCH electives
  • 1 non-ARCH elective

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

To be eligible for graduate study at UL Lafayette, you must:
  • have (or soon have) a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited university.
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) if you are an international applicant
  • provide additional application materials (including GRE/GMAT) depending on the degree program to which you're applying

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1864 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1864 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1572 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1572 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1572 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1572 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lafayette

  • 925 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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