M.A. On Campus


Kent State University

12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Architecture degree from Kent State University seeks to prepare graduates to lead in the field of architecture by stimulating the growth of technical knowledge and design creativity. 


The Architecture degree from Kent State University fosters the refinement of design skills acquired in undergraduate programs. Master coursework affords opportunities for inquiry in architecture through the introduction of traditional scholarly research methods as well as approaches to research through design in a studio setting. Professional practice courses are paired with theory seminars and elective classes in areas of digital technology, building sciences and history to provide a comprehensive exposure to professional opportunities and a broad capacity for considering and postulating architecture in innovative ways.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Increase level of intellectual discourse about architecture.
  • Demonstrate enhanced verbal, graphic and writing skills
  • Develop and enhance student's research skills
  • Develop and enhance problem-solving and reasoning skills; an ability to critically analyze information and fundamental design skills
  • Understand the complexities of environmental design, including both technical and theoretical components
  • Develop management and leadership skills
  • Understand design and systems integration
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically and to gather, record and apply relevant information
  • Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to international cultures
  • Understand different cultural perspectives, values, customs and traditions
  • Understand the principles of building programming, including assessment of user needs, review of precedents, an inventory of space requirements, site analysis and review of the relevant laws and standards

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Design Studio 
  • Project Programming
  • Theories of Architecture
  • Methods of Inquiry in Architectural Studies
  • Professional Practice: Real Estate and Development
  • Professional Practice: Contract and Planning Law
  • Professional Practice: Leadership, Ethics and Office Management
  • Special Topics in Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university1
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores2 (or GMAT scores for the dual degree with the M.B.A.)
  • Résumé will be required starting with spring 2023 admission
  • Goal statement (include intent and background information)
  • Portfolio, with design work clearly indicating role in group projects
  • Three letters of recommendation, with one letter from a non-academic source

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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