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Our professional Master of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board Learn more.

Our graduate degree develops a student’s capacity for creative, cumulative, and critical thinking; design literacy; and lifelong cultivation of design. Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the program is for students who seek professional licensure. See a virtual tour of our student and faculty work, interests, and research. We offer two options for completing the master of architecture professional degree. Apply through June 1st to begin the Fall program. Applications completed prior to the Priority Deadline date of February 17th will be eligible for priority consideration of financial assistance opportunities (i.e., graduate assistantships, scholarships, etc.). 

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.

The first year of the two-year M.Arch program will be held at the Ball State CAP:Indy Center, in Indianapolis, IN. Students are encouraged to find lodging in the city of Indianapolis for this first year. The second and final year will be on the main Ball State campus in Muncie.

Curriculum and Course Structure

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

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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.

The first year of the three-year M.Arch program will be held at Ball State's main campus in Muncie, the second year will be held at the Ball State CAP:Indy Center, in Indianapolis, IN, and the third and final year will be held back in Muncie at Ball State's main campus.

Curriculum and Course Structure

For course descriptions and 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.

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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.

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