School of Architecture College of Design

Undergraduate Programs


Graduate Programs



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Degree Programs

Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

The School of Architecture offers both undergraduate and graduate level degrees in Architecture.


Undergraduate Degrees

The College of Design offers the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (B.D.A.) and the Bachelor of Science with a major in Architecture (B.S.). The undergraduate programs offer an in-depth study of architecture in the context of a liberal education.

1. Pre-Architecture

2. Bachelor of Design in Architecture (B.D.A.)

3. Bachelor of Science with a major in Architecture (B.S.)


Graduate Degrees

The School of Architecture offers 5 graduate-level programs in architecture:

1. Master of Architecture

2. M.S. in Arch. - Sustainable Design

3. M.S. in Arch. - Heritage Conservation & Preservation

4. M.S. in Arch. - Metropolitan Design

5. M.S. in Arch. - Research Practices

The Master of Architecture program is the professional degree for those seeking to become licensed architects. 

The four M.S. programs are academic, research-oriented degrees that do not satisfy the educational requirement for professional licensing.

Students can also obtain Concurrent Degrees which integrate the curricula for the M.Arch and M.S. in Architecture programs. 






The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture. Since most state registration boards in the United States require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from a NAAB-accredited program does not assure registration, the accrediting process is intended to verify that each accredited program substantially meets those standards that, as a whole, comprise an appropriate education for an architect.

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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