Fall 2022 Applications Due

The Spitzer School of Architecture is one of the most affordable and diverse schools of Architecture in the country. Award-winning faculty, students, and alumni, large studio spaces, robotics and 3-D printing labs, an elaborate wood shop, a masonry space, and a beautiful campus are just some of the features which make Spitzer an outstanding place to study Architecture and Design.

We emphasize the skills required to collaborate under fluid and challenging conditions to underline their absolute value in today’s job market.
The Spitzer School cultivates thought-leaders as well as practitioners, practical and empathetic professionals for whom the common, public good lies at the heart of their profession.

Spitzer is part of The City College of New York, featuring one of the nicest campuses within The City University of New York, with students from over 150 countries and a star-studded faculty. Because of its remarkable upward mobility of CCNY graduates and its excellent education (10 Nobel Laureates and counting), the college has, many years back, been nicknamed “The Harvard of the Poor”. The fact that we are located in New York City is just the cherry on top.

Whether you’re thinking of joining us to earn your undergraduate degree or are interested in one of our specialized graduate programs, we are happy to assist you in making your decision. [Graduate Information] [Undergraduate Information]

Graduate applications are due on January 18, 2022.
Undergraduate applications are due on February 1, 2022.




Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

The architecture program leads students through the artistic, technical, intellectual, and social process of designing buildings, communities, and open spaces. Students may enroll in this course of study, which leads to the 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (NAAB-accredited professional degree), or complete the first 4 years of study to receive a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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Master of Architecture I

This program involves doing three one-year projects and invests in each of them as the vehicle of thought, learning, and change. Kicking off first is a foundation year of skill-building, followed by two vertically integrated, comprehensive, year-long studies, each working closely with two or three faculty members. Students usually come into this program driven by questions they are seeking to address. Our project-focused format provides a place — a scaffold — to engage these questions within the context of an architectural studio and the discipline of a project. All undergraduate backgrounds are welcome in the M.Arch I program; its prerequisites are one semester of both college-level precalculus and physics.

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Master of Science in Architecture

The Master of Science in Architecture program is for students who already hold a professional degree in architecture and wish to deepen their design abilities and expand their knowledge of contemporary theory, social practice, technology, and environmental systems. This three year-long program is perfect for advanced students from different parts of the world, as it affords a supportive faculty and advisory staff that connects students to resources within New York City and beyond. Within this flexible curricular framework, students can choose from a number of elective courses and pursue independent coursework.

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Master of Landscape Architecture

The mission of this program is to produce leaders in the field of landscape architecture through the practice of urban ecological design, planning, policy making, and mastering different forms of innovative research. The program aims to reimagine and rethink the profession’s current and future challenges through the lens of social, environmental, and multi-species justice. This includes rapid urbanization, resource extraction and management, the interface of nature and technology, ongoing species extinctions, and the climate emergency. The curriculum engages critical thinking about complex and indeterminate systems, empowering students to implement actionable change across multiple scales of the urban landscape.

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Urban Design, Master of Urban Planning (MUP)

The MUP program works on the premise that only a combination of leadership, technical, and design skills will lead to meaningful change in the way we think, plan, and construct our built environments. Building on the leadership of the late Michael Sorkin, this course aims to foster new conversations in response to our urbanized planetary crises and provide transformative alternatives that radically reimagine our cities as equitable, diverse, resourceful, and ecologically nimble. Students in the program will learn how to adapt and translate conventional methods of analysis and production to a new projective framework. The former results in imaginative proposals that productively tap into infrastructural engineering, environmental planning, big data technology, and digital protocols that are fundamentally reshaping our built environments.

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Master of Sustainability in the Urban Environment



This innovative and interdisciplinary program draws upon emerging approaches in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, science, and social sciences. It aims to prepare students to devise new generations of buildings, urban infrastructure, and open spaces while considering rapid urbanization, climate change, resource limitations, and potential environmental degradation.

This program is offered jointly by the Spitzer School of Architecture, the CCNY School of Engineering, the City College Science Division, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

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