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How Much Does an MA in Architecture Cost?

 
 average costMedium: MAs Average $13,800 a year at Public Universities; $36,300 at Private Universities. 
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Architects blend art and science to create environments for people. Students with a bachelor's degree in pre-architecture can earn a MA (often called a MArch) in a two-year program; those with a non-architecture bachelor's degree earn a MArch in three to four years.

Typical costs:

  • Tuition and fees for a master's degree program average $6,900 a semester at public universities and $18,150 a semester at private universities, according to the National Center for Education Services[1] . A two-year master's degree program would run $27,600-$72,580; a three-year program would be $41,300-$108,900; and four years would total $55,200-$145,200.
  • Actual costs vary widely between schools. Tuition and fees at MIT (which only accepts 30 students a year into its MArch program)[2] are $35,000 for a nine-month academic year, while tuition and fees for a similar period in the MArch program at the University of Minnesota cost $10,400 for state residents and $17,500 for nonresidents.
Related articles: MFA in Studio Art, MA in Industrial Design, MFA in Graphic Design

What should be included:
  • To become an architect, an accredited degree is required along with participation in an approved internship program and passing a professional licensing exam. ArchCareers.org offers a comprehensive guide to careers in architecture[3] , including how to become and architect[4] and the specific education needed[5] .
Additional costs:
  • The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture publishes A Guide to Architecture Schools in North America for $24.95. ArchCareers.org recommends a list of books about careers in architecture[6] at $16-$85 each.
  • Books and supplies are usually estimated on a school's website, and typically run $1,000-$1,500 a year.
  • Health insurance is included in the tuition cost for some schools, but can be an additional $800-$1,900 a year.
  • Living expenses vary by location, so check individual school websites for estimated local costs. Cornell University estimates graduate student living expenses at $11,680 per academic year and on-campus room and board at San Francisco Academy of Art costs $6,800-$11,000 for nine months of on-campus housing[7] .
  • Admission to an MArch program is usually highly competitive, and applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)[8] at a cost of $140. The Princeton Review provides basic information about MArch programs.
Discounts:
  • Several programs offer assistantships[9] , which provide a stipend and possibly tuition discounts in exchange for teaching, research or other duties. Check with a specific school for up-to-date details about what sort of financial help is available for graduate students.
Shopping for an ma in architecture:
  • More than 110 schools offer architecture programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and another three schools are candidates for accreditation; search the NAAB database for accredited architecture schools[10] by state and/or type of degree offered.
  • The American Institute of Architecture Students lists basic questions to ask about a MArch degree program.
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External Resources:
  1.  nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d07/tables/dt07_323.asp
  2.  www.sap.mit.edu/divisions/architecture/overview/
  3.  www.archcareers.org/website/article.asp?id=7
  4.  www.archcareers.org/website/article.asp?id=7becomearch.html
  5.  www.archcareers.org/website/article.asp?id=7education.html
  6.  www.archcareers.org/website/article.asp?id=7readings.html
  7.  www.academyart.edu/campushousing/index.html
  8.  www.ets.org/
  9.  nces.ed.gov/programs/quarterly/vol_4/4_3/4_3.asp
  10.  www.naab.org/schools/search.aspx?searchType=A
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