Graduate Degrees

The University of Maryland’s graduate programs in architecture are recognized nationally for excellence in sustainable building craft and urbanism. The Integrated Design Studio/Advanced Technology Seminar, the first of its kind in the nation, is a model for the integration of design studio pedagogy and technical knowledge. All students in the Master of Architecture Program (independent of their specific track) participate in this award-winning educational experience.


Building upon our location in the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington region, our Urban Design Studio advances the conviction that responsible patterns of settlement when combined with green building practices lead to a more sustainable world. The Urban Design Studio has won numerous awards and citations including honors in the Edmund Bacon Competition, the ULI Hines Competition, and the Congress of the New Urbanism.

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The Architecture Program offers two degrees at the Master’s level.  The Master of Architecture (M ARCH) degree is the NAAB Accredited professional degree.  The accredited professional degree is the first step for individuals interested in pursuing a path toward licensure as a practicing architect in North America.




The Master of Science in Architecture degree is a post-professional degree that requires applicants to hold a NAAB Accredited professional degree or its international equivalent.  This program focuses on issues of sustainability related to the design of urban environments.