Graduate student reviewOur 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.


Two-Year Program

You have a pre-professional degree in architecture

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) professional degree is for students who seek licensure in the profession and is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). This program is for those who have a pre-professional degree in architecture from universities with an accredited architecture program. The term begins fall semester and is a total of 57 graduate credit hours.

Fall 2019 Curriculum and Course Structure

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

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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 have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than architecture

Our three-year M.Arch program is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than architecture or in related environmental design and planning disciplines. Students begin taking foundation classes in architecture and design during the Fall semester. Previous equivalent course work may be waived when submitted, documented and approved by the Graduate Director. The first year of the three-year M.Arch program requires three semesters of course work, Fall, Spring and Summer, to complete 42 preparatory credit hours. You will then join our two-year M.Arch program to complete the remaining 57 graduate credit hours.The number of preparatory credit hours required depends on an analysis of an individual's application.

Fall 2019 Curriculum and Course Structure

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

View Graduate Catalog

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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.

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Careers 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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