12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Architecture - General degree offered by the University of Arizona is a STEM-designated graduate degree devoted to fundamental and applied research in the built environment with a flexible curriculum of approximately three semesters. 

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CAPLA’s MS Arch is the only graduate architecture program of its kind that allows you to move across and between concentration areas to form your own specialization in architectural research and practice.

Our dynamic Architecture - General degree offered by the University of Arizona first semester includes a common foundation in research methods and a research studio, after which each student establishes an individual research project through a research seminar culminating in an original master’s project or thesis.

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 include:

  • Design Energy Conservation
  • Emerging Building Technologies (EBT)
  • Health and Built Environment (HBE)
  • Heritage Conservation (HC)
  • Urban Design (UD)
  • Sustainable Market Transformation (SMT)
  • Independent Research (IR)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • January 10: Priority Admissions Deadline
  • February 4: Round 2
  • March 7: Round 3 (Deadline for Graduate Assistantship Consideration and International Students without Visa)
  • April 4: Round 4
  • May 15: Final Deadline (Domestic/International with Visa, WRGP-Eligible)


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students are required to submit application materials directly to the University of Arizona Graduate College. Please pay careful attention to the procedures described in the online application portal. You can access the online application system as many times as necessary to prepare your application up until the time you formally submit your materials. Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received.

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required to apply.
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

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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