24 months
40584 USD/year
40584 USD/year
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The Architecture program at Roger Williams University provides a rigorous professional training in design, history, planning, and technology while helping students develop critical strategic thinking and communication skills to tackle a range of issues from sustainability and urbanism to historic preservation.  

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The M.Arch Architecture program at Roger Williams University prepares students to enter and advance both the discipline and the profession of architecture. Students achieve a depth of understanding of the components of architectural practice and of the diverse nature and variety of roles for architects in relation to other fields. 

The program encourages the mastery and skillful integration of environmental, social, historical, artistic, technical and philosophical concerns into carefully developed designs that enhance their context through the region, the site, spaces, and detail. Our students and faculty embrace the opportunity to express human values through the design of the built environment. 

Key Features  

  • Career Investment Program - Available to all M.Arch students, the Career Investment Program provides a paid internship or assistantship each year you are in the program.
  • Teaching Firms in Residence - Graduate architectural design studios are taught by a group of lead architects from a top firm each semester.
  • Study Abroad Opportunities - Take advantage of an opportunity to study abroad in top destinations like Barcelona and Beijing as a graduate student all without losing time toward your degree.
  • Women's Leadership Network - RWU is committed to furthering the work of women in the architecture field with this innovative network that provides mentoring, guest lectures, and more.
  • Samsung Design Studio and rCloud - Studio space with individual Samsung flat-panel monitors for all students and access to more than 100 software packages in a state-of-the-art virtual environment called rCloud complement a rich architecture curriculum at RWU.


The Master of Architecture program is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Architecture
  • History of Art and Architecture 
  • Foundations of Drawing
  • Architectural Design Core Studio 
  • Comprehensive Project Design Studio 
  • Graduate Architectural Design Studio 
  • Graduate Thesis Design Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


56 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form accompanied by the $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in the Master of Architecture program, relevant past experiences and career goals
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your potential to succeed in graduate school
  • Portfolio containing examples of your work (submitted as hard copy, emailed to the Office of Graduate Admission, or submitted electronically through SlideRoom)
  • If your first language is not English, an official report of TOEFL or IELTS results.  

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Bristol

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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