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Architecture School

The graduate program in Architecture at UVA challenges students to imagine new architectural scenarios through rigorous research, design speculation, and the deployment of nascent technologies. We are committed to preparing our graduates to be critical thinkers, global citizens, and design leaders. Our students are actively shaping the values, boundaries, and methodologies of the future of architectural practice through their deep commitment to defining their individual and collective roles in the design of yet unknown built environments.

Our graduate program is comprised of students coming from a diverse range of students with undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, arts, related design-disciplines, engineering, as well as pre-architecture and architecture. Students progress through the program from 1-3 years depending on their educational backgrounds.

The Master of Architecture degree at UVA (2-3 year program) is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and is STEM-designated. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. UVA's Master of Architecture program received a full professional 8-year term of accreditation in 2015. The program will be reviewed again in 2023.

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