42 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The School of Architecture from University of Tennessee Knoxville offers paths to NAAB-accredited, professional Master of Architecture degrees, which qualify the graduate to sit for the Architects Registration Exam in the United States. 


About this Degree

These degrees from University of Tennessee Knoxville are distinguished by the length of study required and level of study and are determined by the student’s baccalaureate education.  All graduate architecture degrees also offer several options to specialize in concentrations, furthering the student’s ability to customize their graduate educations in areas that they find the most promising and inviting.

In the United States, state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 3-year, or 2-year term.

The Master of Architecture 3G (MArch 3G) program is a program for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than architecture. Typically three academic years plus one summer in length, the Master of Architecture program is designed to accommodate students who come from a variety of backgrounds, including those with no previous formal study in architecture. This academic plan culminates in either a written- or design-based Master of Architecture Project (MAP). This program requires 102 credit hours of graduate coursework.

The Master of Architecture 2G, (MArch 2G) is a professional degree program for students with an NAAB accredited 4-year pre-professional bachelor’s degree in architecture. Typically two academic years in length, this academic plan culminates in either a Master of Architecture Project (MAP) or in a Diploma Studio. This program requires 60 credit hours of graduate coursework.


  • The programs housed in the School of Architecture are fully accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB).

Programme Structure

Required Courses

  • 42 credit hours in a required sequence of Design courses, called studio.
  • 4 credit hours in Representation courses.
  • 11 credit hours in History, Theory and Research courses.
  • 9 credit hours in Disciplinary Discourse courses selected in consultation with the major advisor.
  • 18 credit hours in Structures, Technology and Professional Practice courses.
  • 18 credit hours in Architecture-Approved elective courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines


102 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

The following must be submitted by all applicants directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  • A completed online Graduate Application for Admission. Visit their website at http://graduateadmissions.utk.edu/req.shtml for the online application process.
  • The general portion scores of the Graduate Record Examination. Applicants should take the GRE at least six weeks in advance of application for admission.
  • A minimum 3.00 undergraduate GPA, minimum 3.25 graduate GPA, minimum GRE scores: 147 QV and 3.0 analytical. Standardized test scores can be weighted differently in the admissions process depending on an applicant’s strengths.
For applicants to all degree programs
  • An essay addressing the applicant’s intent and expectations for study in the program.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A portfolio illustrating evidence of visual creativity and/or graphic capabilities.

Tuition Fee

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    31798 USD/year
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  • National

    31798 USD/year
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  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 42 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

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