Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

College of Architecture and the Built Environment

Master of Architecture


4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Architecture

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Architecture program is a first-professional graduate program designed to prepare students for professional architectural practice through the development of sustainable design and technology skills, knowledge of project management, and collaborative experiences in an interdisciplinary environment.

The M. Arch program offers multiple starting tracks. Your track will be individually decided based on your level of preparedness. The selection committee will consider your educational background, experience and portfolio. While each applicant is reviewed individually, these are the typical tracks:

  • Students without a degree in a design discipline will typically begin the program with a 2-course summer program in design basics, before beginning the fall semester.
  • Students with a satisfactory portfolio and experience in design basics will start in fall of the first year.
  • Students granted advanced standing, typically coming from a 4-year pre-professional architecture program, will join the sequence in the second year.


Jefferson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 48-99

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available to students enrolled for at least five credit hours per semester. You may borrow up to $18,500 per academic year. The total amount outstanding that you may borrow for is $65,500.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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