Our graduate degree develops a student’s capacity for creative, cumulative and critical thinking; design literacy; and a lifelong cultivation of design. Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the program is for students who seek professional licensure. We offer two options for completing the master of architecture professional degree.

We offer two options for completing the master of architecture (MArch) professional degree.

Two Year Program

You Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

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Our Faculty

Our students know their professors, and their professors know them. You will work closely with nationally recognized faculty who excel not only in the classroom but in their professions. Get to know them.

You’ll start in the fall and complete 13 courses during three semesters and a summer session (a total of 46 credit hours).

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Graduate Catalog.

Three Year Program
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Our Faculty

Our students know their professors, and their professors know them. You will work closely with nationally recognized faculty who excel not only in the classroom but in their professions. Get to know them.

You Do Not Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture

Our three-year MArch program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than architecture.
You’ll begin taking classes during the summer semester. You need to take four semesters of courses to complete a maximum of 58 preparatory credit hours before you to begin the remaining 46 credit hours (you’ll join our two-year MArch program).

The number of preparatory credit hours required depends on an analysis of an individual's application.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Graduate Catalog.

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What Can You Do with a Master's Degree in Architecture?

With a master’s degree from Ball State’s Department of Architecture, you’ll get a high return on your investment. And we offer plenty of career-related resources to get you there. Explore career paths.

Paying for Your Education

Graduate Assistantships in the Department

Pay for school through meaningful, relevant work you’ll do closely with expert faculty. Find a position.

Ready to Apply?

Applying to our master of architecture is a two-part process. You’ll need to apply to Ball State’s Graduate School as well as the program itself.

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