36 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Architecture degree offered by the University of Arizona  is a NAAB accredited, professional STEM degree devoted to the education of tomorrow’s leading architects.

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Our Master of Architecture degree offered by the University of Arizona combines place-based design honed in the extreme climate and exquisite landscape of the Sonoran desert with cutting-edge material and environmental research, all delivered through hands-on learning. As an M Arch student, you will acquire a portable design sensibility, empowering you to develop critical modes of practice, regardless of where or how you practice.


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.


Career paths our graduates have taken include:

  • Architecture
  • Art and visual communication
  • Conservation
  • Engineering
  • Interior and spatial design
  • Construction and fabrication
  • Project management
  • Software design and development
  • Theatre, film, and television production design

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Immersion Studio 
  •  Integrated Technologies 
  • History + Theory
  •  Design Communications
  • Immersion Studio
  • Site Analysis & Planning 
  • Integrated Technologies
  • Architectural Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • (ALL M. Arch applicants MUST apply for SUMMER, upon application review the faculty will determine your admission into the M. Arch II or M. Arch II track)
  • 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)


62 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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
  • Portfolio
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: You will be asked to provide a biographical profile/resume including a complete record of academic and professional work.
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 36 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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