Master On Campus


Massachusetts College of Art and Design

24 months
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
800 USD/credit 24000 USD/year
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Architecture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is foremost a social art, with a hands-on approach to building, gaining its strength from MassArt's legacy as an educational institution that provides affordable access to students from diverse backgrounds.


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 Architecture program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications received after the Priority Deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • $90 Application fee
    • Statement of Purpose: A one-to-two page statement describing your reasons for applying to MassArt, the Master of Architecture program and the planned direction of your future work. Note any recent developments that support your decision to apply.•
    • Resume: List professional accomplishments including exhibitions and awards, as well as professional or other activities that convey a sense of your commitment to a life in the arts.
    • Post-Secondary/College Transcripts (unofficial copies): Submit transcripts of all previous college level academic work. Transcripts must be translated into English for review.
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Portfolio
    • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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