Online Master of Architecture

The field of architecture is constantly evolving, and architects with graduate degrees are in high demand. Our Master of Architecture (M.Arch) offers a competitive edge in the job market and provides the skills to navigate today’s technological work environments.

Our Master of Architecture (M.Arch) is a mix of synchronous and asynchronous experiences with a focus on project-based learning. This program is ideal for prospective architects who wish to continue their architectural studies and earn a master’s degree while continuing to work. Our online and campus offerings share the same graduate curriculum that combines theory and practice to support the development of each student.

As a nationally renowned program focused on teaching, our architecture department believes in student-centered learning. We keep our classes small and coursework challenging but manageable.

Earning your Master of Architecture from LTU is:

  • Convenient – study when and where you want; the program is almost 100% online
  • Elite – one of only four NAAB accredited online architecture degrees
  • Fast-paced – complete your degree in as few as 15 months
  • Connected – network with professional peers, complete your licensure requirements, and take your AREs before graduation via our partnership with the IPAL program
  • Collaborative – learn alongside professionals from some of the most respected firms in the region
  • Affordable – the most affordable NAAB accredited program offered online

We offer three ways to earn your Master of Architecture from LTU online:

Online Master of Architecture II (M.Arch Track II)

A 47 credit-hour online program for students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from LTU or a comparable institution. Students are able to complete nearly all of the M. Arch Track II online; there is one 4-credit summer course, the Critical Practice Studio, that requires students to work on campus for one week

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Online Master of Architecture III (M.Arch Track III)

An extended online program for individuals with an undergraduate degree other than a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, or Environmental Design. This option specifically welcomes students who come to LTU with accomplishments and interests in other fields of inquiry with the expectation that such students will bring their interests and skills into the practice of architecture. Students are able to complete nearly all of the M. Arch Track III online; there is one 4-credit summer course, the Critical Practice Studio, that requires students to work on campus for one week

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Online Master of Architecture IV (M.Arch Track IV)

An online program for students who hold an undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design, or Environmental Design. Track IV has two options: a 79 credit-hour curriculum for students whose undergraduate design degrees are from schools other than LTU, and a 60 credit-hour curriculum for students who hold a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from LTU. Students are able to complete nearly all of the M. Arch Track IV online; there is one 4-credit summer course, the Critical Practice Studio, that requires students to work on campus for one week.  

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LTU Master of Architecture Graduate, Brianna Campbell

Brianna Campbell

Architectural Designer

“LTU’s M.Arch program has pushed me to do some of my best and most thoughtful design work. I appreciate that the online option provides the same body of knowledge as the on-campus studio, especially with intelligent professors. The online program gives me more flexibility with my career outside of school and the freedom to live away from the main campus.”

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