Grad Info Sessions
Graduate Architecture Info Session
Monday, Nov 13, 2023
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Graduate Studio Sharing Session: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
School Tour: 4:30 p.m.
Program Overview + Panel Discussion: 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Sciame Auditorium/107 + Zoom option available)
Portfolio Feedback: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn about the Spitzer School's Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture programs. This evening event will include presentations of student work, a welcome by Dean Marta Gutman, a program overview by Program Director June Williamson, a panel discussion with current students and faculty, Q&A, and an opportunity for feedback on your portfolio materials. You are welcome to attend the entire event or just a portion.
- Shadeen Dixon M Arch '24
- Luísa Janssen Harger Brown MS Arch '20
- Justo Jones M Arch '25
- Adjunct Lecturer Deirdre Nolan M Arch '22
- Dehaan Rahman M Arch '24
- Sally Suzuki M Arch '25
The Master of Architecture program is a NAAB-accredited professional degree that is open to students from all undergraduate backgrounds.
- Duration: Three years, full time, 108 credits.*
- Curriculum: First is a foundation year of skill-building, followed by four more semesters of research seminars + studios, upper-level required classes, and electives.
*Change to 90 credits effective Fall 2024 is pending.
Our Master of Science in Architecture program is directed at students who already hold a five-year, accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree and who wish to deepen their design abilities and expand their knowledge of contemporary theory, social practice, technology, and environmental systems.
- Duration: 1 1/2 years (3 semesters), full time, 48 credits, or longer with a lighter courseload each semester
- Curriculum: Students take a research seminar + studio each semester and round out their studies by choosing from a number of elective courses. Open-ended and flexible in many respects, the program does have certain priorities: interdisciplinarity, the city as a learning lab, experimental learning, and social engagement.
True to the unique spirit of New York City, our studio network offers dynamic core training with many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and partnership with our graduate landscape architecture and urban design students. Our Master of Science in Urban Sustainability and J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures affiliated programs lend expertise and focus across the curriculum.
All undergraduate backgrounds welcome in the M Arch I; its prerequisites are one semester of both college-level precalculus and physics.
MS Arch applicants should hold a five-year, NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree or the international equivalent.
Our next deadline is in January 2024 to begin studies in Fall 2024. Please see instructions on our Graduate Application Instructions page.
The Master of Architecture I program is accredited. See the NAAB section of this site for more information and links regarding accreditation.
NAAB does not offer accreditation for master of science programs such as our MS Arch program.
Both the M Arch I and MS Arch programs are listed within the U.S. government’s official STEM fields list and are therefore eligible for the STEM OPT extension for F-1 students. See the STEM OPT Hub for more information.
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