Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Architecture

The Spitzer School’s Master of Science in Architecture program is directed at students who already hold a professional degree in architecture and who wish to deepen their design abilities and expand their knowledge of contemporary theory, social practice, technology, and environmental systems. 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.

This program, designed for advanced students from different parts of the world, also affords a supportive faculty and advisory staff that connects students to resources within New York City and beyond.




Total Program Credits: 48

Term 1: 18 credits
Term 2: 18 credits
Term 3: 12 credits
Note: For students who desire a longer course of study, it is possible to distribute the credits over up to two academic years/four semesters.


STEM Designation

Both the M Arch I and MS Arch programs are listed within the U.S. government’s official STEM fields list, meaning graduates with F-1 visas may be eligible for U.S. work authorization for up to three years. See the STEM OPT Hub for more information.


NAAB does not offer accreditation for Master of Science programs.


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