• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The innovative Master of Architecture coursework encourages students to engage in the architectural discourse of the city to make connections between their work, new technologies in both representation and realization, and built and natural environments. We believe that there is no craft without knowledge, no technology without theory, and no how without why.

Student Work 

Graduate students play a key role in setting the course of this exploration. Our faculty and students approach subjects such as Southern California’s explosive population growth, environmental impacts, unchecked sprawl, and aging infrastructure as opportunities to learn, design, build, and effect positive change in cities around the world. Woodbury students learn to view place through a progressive lens that examines how beautiful and thoughtfully built environments may also engender social engagement.

Internship and Careers 

Woodbury School of Architecture supports our students in building a strong foundation for professional practice while investigating the nature of practice itself.  Throughout our architectural degree programs, students gain knowledge and skills that they will use in their professional lives.  Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork, research projects or teaching assistantships that give them firsthand experience of practice.  These experiences prepare students to make informed choices regarding their diverse career options.  Visit our School of Architecture Career Services page for more information about the services offered by our Career and Outreach staff.



  • The MArch program at Woodbury School of Architecture is NAAB accredited.


  • Woodbury University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Visualization 2: Analytical Constructions
  • Criticism 2: Architecture to Modern
  • Building 2: Structural Concepts
  • Grad Design Studio 3: Infrastructures & Territories
  • Visualization 3: Advanced Drawing & Modeling
  • Building 4: Environmental Systems Integration
  • Graduate Design Studio 5: Focuses & Topics

Detailed Programme Facts

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 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

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).

  • Complete the application and submit the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required, regardless of credit received or courses completed. These records must confirm that a bachelors degree has been granted from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Submit three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a one to two page essay that describes your educational and/or professional background, and your reason for pursuing a graduate architectural education at Woodbury School of Architecture.
  • Professional Resume
  • Portfolio

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            1293 USD/module
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 1293 USD per module and a duration of 36 months.
          • National

            1293 USD/module
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 1293 USD per module and a duration of 36 months.
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          Living costs for Burbank

          • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
            Living Costs

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


          Each year Woodbury University awards a number of undergraduate merit scholarships based on the student’s academic promise and personal accomplishments. Merit scholarships are awarded to students in their first year at Woodbury. As long as the required GPA is maintained, these merit awards are renewable up to an additional three years for standard programs or up to four years for architecture students.

          • Woodbury University Academic Scholarship $16,000-$18,000
          • Woodbury University Transfer Scholarship $12,000-$14,000
          • Woodbury University Educational Grant $8,000
          • Woodbury University International Scholarship $6,000
          • Woodbury University Transition Grant $5,000

          Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

          The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.