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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. - Heritage Studies and Public History

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, as it is fully accredited. 

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. 

Learn more about the National Architectural Accrediting Board's accreditation requirements and licensure prerequisites.






School of Architecture
145 Rapson Hall
89 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-5743


Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
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