Graduate Architecture

Graduate Programs

Ball State University's Department of Architecture offers three master’s degrees to help you prepare for a career in shaping our built-environment—from self-employment to working in architecture firms to positions in government, private sector organizations, and more.

Our colleges is listed among "America's World-Class Schools of Architecture" by Design Intelligence, ranked in the top 10 nationally for our work in digital design and fabrication and our commitment to social justice by Architect magazine, and nationally known for our leadership in sustainability—find out what our professional degree program can do for you.

Want more information?  Request our Virtual Tour recorded during our October 13 online information session to learn more about our degree and hear from the department chair, alumni, current students, and a faculty advisor.

  • Master of Architecture Professional Degree (MArch). This degree is accredited by the NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board). We offer two options for earning this degree:
    • Option 1 is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in architecture from universities offering an accredited architecture program or its equivalent (in the case of international students).
    • Option 2 is designed for students holding a bachelor degree in a field other than architecture or students of unaccredited architecture programs.
    • Post-professional Master's Degree (currently on hold and being redesigned). This innovative interdisciplinary postprofessional master of architecture II (MArch II) program offers advanced education and specialization for those with design education or interest in design education, including those with degrees in architecture, industrial design, landscape architecture, planning, and allied fields. This is not a professionally accredited degree and is not applicable toward state licensing. Our master of architecture program is our accredited professional program.
    • Master of Science in Historic Preservation (MSHP). This degree meets the standards of the National Council for Preservation Education and is designed for students from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds who are interested in rejuvenating, revitalizing, preserving, and finding new uses for historic buildings and landscapes.

     There are separate admission requirements for each of the master's degree programs. Learn how to apply.