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Architecture, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Beginning in the first summer of Track I, the program connects history, drawing, structure, hands-on fabrication, and responsibly created design to focus students on a path to develop three essential attributes: their individuality, a strong ability to collaborate, and a shared sense of values. Each faculty member is committed to combining education and practice to reinforce these values. The curricular building blocks are expressed through the development of studios centered on emerging subjects and trends in the architectural profession. Students acquire skills that are applied through collaborations with the community, offering an opportunity to engage with the public.

The focus on making, along with the department’s commitment to current challenges in the built environment, aligns with the public mission of our school. Within this context the program has developed initiatives with the non-profit community in the greater Boston area, and over several years the department has collaborated with community partners on the creation of design options, construction, and development of projects. These partnerships are central to the development of architects who are socially responsible citizens.

The program offers electives that appeal across departments, augmenting the College’s 3D fine arts offerings, and providing students access to superior shop facilities and new shop equipment, such as the laser cutter with current software, 3-D printers, and a range of computer labs. Additional support for students is provided through course assistants and lab/shop monitors. Collaboration, shared values, and mutual support for project-based learning allows students to evolve strategies that engage a complex set of skills to inform their projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Design I (includes technical drawing)
  • Architectural Structures I 
  • Methods and Materials (materials assembly workshop)
  • History of Architecture & Urban Planning I

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

  • Online Application Form
  • $90 Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Official Post-Secondary/College Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Course Descriptions and Syllabi  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    780 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 780 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 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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