Graduate review in the Design Futuring studioThe professionally accredited Master of Architecture (MArch) program at Syracuse University provides students with creative, intellectual, and professional experiences suitable for a range of career paths—across design, research, practice, and education, and across commercial, civic, and academic sectors.

Graduate review in the Design Futuring studioWe embrace the broad diversity of experiences our students bring to this first professional degree program, simultaneously offering a welcoming introduction to the discipline for students from any academic background, and advanced coursework in architecture for students already holding degrees in architecture or related fields.

Our award-winning graduate learning environments support and encourage flexibility in our teaching styles, and embrace evolving technologies, collaborative practices, and innovative ways of working. Our workshops and symposia bring students in direct working contact with global leaders of practice. Our close connections with a global body of alumni provide exciting opportunities for internships and post-graduate opportunities. And our robust Teaching Assistantship and Future Professoriate programs provide mentorship to students seeking pathways to leadership and academic careers.

Master of Architecture coursework follows a sequence of thinking about the built environment grounded in forward-looking practices and perspectives, from the material project of architecture to its social and political agencies, and from design futuring to the integrative project of architectural design.

During a required off-campus summer semester, our students could study in the heart of New York City or throughout East Asia. At the university’s Fisher Center in New York City, students work at the intersection of architecture and real estate, with inter-disciplinary coursework and studios or the opportunity for professional internships. In our Three Cities Asia program, focused on the intersection of architecture and the rapidly growing metropolis, students visit a rich array of innovative design and architecture firms and are introduced to civic practices throughout the region.

In addition to our core professional coursework, students are immersed in an innovative and forward-looking suite of design and research courses and culminate their degree with a unique directed research thesis that seeks to advance architectural knowledge through design, building skills that position them to think holistically and systemically about the challenges our discipline—and the world—will face.

Our MArch is a STEM Designated Degree by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program.