Architecture, M.Sc. | Newschool of Architecture and Design | San Diego, United States
12 months
20514 USD/year
20514 USD/year
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The Architecture MSc program offered at Newschool of Architecture and Design is intended for students who do not plan on becoming registered architects. Its emphasis is on research into problems in the built environment, through a thesis or graduation project process.


Students from the Architecture MSc program offered at Newschool of Architecture and Design select a track that determines their area of emphasis course sequence. There are two tracks: Neuroscience for Architecture and Healthy Urbanism.

Track I: Healthy Urbanism

There is a growing acknowledgement that the way cities and neighborhoods are designed directly impacts the health of residents, workers, and visitors. At the same time, many designers and planners fail to create healthy urban environments through lack of understanding, experience, and training. This track provides students with a grounding in the processes and design strategies that promote healthful cities.

Track II: Digital Architecture & Fabrication

The concentration in digital architecture and fabrication is open to graduate students who are interested in exploring, expanding, and/or deepening their knowledge and skills about buildings in both physical and virtual architecture, structure, and interior environments. With a strong emphasis on the state-of-the-art research in digital design and fabrication, computational programming for creative buildings and spaces to support the future of human activities and well-being, and nurture creativity, the studios will focus on complex architectural environments and the process of design assessment and optimizing of the elements and components of buildings and their spatial constituents. In these courses, topics such as human interactive spaces, intelligent façade design, structural investigation, spatial layout, mass and form typology, new smart materials, context-based shaping forces, as well as energy efficiency strategies, are thoroughly and systematically examined in an incremental but comprehensive manner with special focus on their impact on formation and reformation of the design solutions.

Career opportunities

  • Architectural Manager
  • Educator
  • Engineering Manager
  • Drafter

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Studio
  • Digital Architecture 
  • Urban Issues 
  • Urban Design 
  • Livable Communities Design
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee $75.00 (non-refundable)
  • Transcripts Evaluation Fee $100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Translation of Course Descriptions
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10257 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10257 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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