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The Architecture - Accelerated Master's Program program offered by the University of Arizona can usually be completed within two semesters of attaining the B Arch degree and within five semesters of attaining the SBE degree.

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The Architecture - Accelerated Master's Program offered by the University of Arizona allows eligible students enrolled in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA), Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) or Sustainable Built Environments (SBE) degree programs to begin working toward a professional degree, a Master of Architecture (M Arch), as early as the third or fourth year. 

Subsequent to being admitted to the Accelerated Master's Program, BLA, B Arch, and SBE students in their third or fourth years begin to take graduate courses in the M Arch program curriculum. Twelve of the graduate units earned may be used to count toward both degrees. Additional credit taken may satisfy core competencies for Advance Standing with approval and A or B grades earned.

School of Architecture 

The School of Architecture is devoted to a professional education with a sensibility honed by the conditions of an extreme climate. In our Sonoran Desert setting we teach students to design for extreme conditions in accordance with principles of sustainability. Students and researchers then build on that knowledge in application to other climates.

Our students learn by doing. From building and breaking model structures to develop an understanding of building physics to design-build studios in which students build furniture, shelters, and small buildings, learners thrive in this hands-on environment. Students grow in ways that prepare them for the later challenges of professional practice in an ever-changing built environment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Immersion Studio

  • Integrated Technologies
  • History + Theory 
  •  Design Communications 
  • Site Analysis & Planning 
  • Architectural Programming 
  • Contract Documents

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At least two semesters prior to completion of Baccalaureate degree completion


62 alternative credits


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General requirements

The Graduate College offers exceptional undergraduate students in selected majors the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as 5 years. The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) is for the top undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a graduate program in the same, or closely related, UA discipline.

Programs will select from among a qualified pool, based on the following criteria. Individual programs may have more stringent or additional requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student's GPA falls below 3.30 at the time s/he has completed 90 units, the student will not be admitted into the program. Courses taken for audit may not be included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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