30 months
27846 USD/year
27846 USD/year
8757 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) at offered by The University of New Mexico, which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.


About the program:

  • Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs at The University of New Mexico may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission.  However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
  • Students admitted to the University of New Mexico, and interested in studying architecture are automatically considered architecture majors if they fill out an enrollment form, available in the office of the Undergraduate Advisor, George Pearl Hall located at 2401 Central Ave NE, Room 117. Minimum grades are required for some courses, and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required to graduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Masters Architectural Design
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Integration
  • Pre-Design and Architectural Programming 
  • Masters Architectural Design
  • Research Methodology 
  • Architectural Theory
  • Systems Integration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


69 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply to UNM online.
  • The non-refundable $70.00 Application Fee which can be paid online.
  • Letter of Intent (Do not exceed 2 pages).
  • Portfolio of creative work (View the M.Arch Application Guideline for specific requirements).
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • Resume.
  • One unofficial Transcript from each academic institution previously attended.
  • Course descriptions. Applicants who Have a BA in Architecture, but not from the University of New Mexico must submit course descriptions for all architecture classes completed
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      27846 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 27846 USD per year during 30 months.
    • National

      27846 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 27846 USD per year during 30 months.
    • In-State

      8757 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8757 USD per year during 30 months.

    Living costs for Albuquerque

    870 - 1360 USD /month
    Living costs

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