University of Miami

12 months
2100 USD/credit
2100 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Architecture at University of Miami, is a 1-year (3 semester) program that offers students an opportunity to investigate design strategies/challenges in relation to current issues that include: resilient design, tropical and subtropical architecture, health care design, housing design, conservation of the built environment and the effect of embedded technologies on design.


Master of Science in Architecture students at University of Miami select one of two tracks:

Architectural Design Track 36 credits

The Architectural Design track focuses on a project-based approach with advanced graduate studios, core seminars, three electives, and a Master’s Thesis or Capstone Project in Design. Students select a focus topic from the School’s defined research areas.

Architectural Studies Track 36 credits

The Architectural Studies track focuses on a text-based study, with one advanced graduate studio, five electives, and a written Master’s Thesis. Students propose a topic in advance, or select a concentration in one of the School’s defined research areas (see below) with the approval of the faculty and Graduate Director.

The Mission of the School of Architecture is:

  • To prepare students for professional leadership and lifelong learning in architecture, urbanism, and related fields.
  • To advance knowledge and technology through research, and creative practice.
  • To deploy knowledge and technology through professional engagement, real-world applications, and community service.
  • To promote the goals of environmental responsibility, social equity, and economic sustainability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Design-Methods and Procedures
  • Architecture Design
  • Directed Research
  • Architecture Design Degree Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form with an application fee. This fee is mandatory.
  • A letter or statement expressing your interest in the program and reasons for applying.
  • Official transcripts of all college and university courses taken, indicating the date your professional or other undergraduate degree was awarded. All transcripts must be sent directly from the institution’s registrar.
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores sent directly and TOEFL scores, as applicable.(GRE/GMAT not required for Executive Master of Construction Management)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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