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  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 7-231
    The Master of Architecture (MArch)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    United States
    Phone: 617.253.4401

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus

  • Description:
  • The MArch degree is one of two degrees (some schools offer a five-year BArch) that prepare students for professional registration as architects in the United States. The MIT Department of Architecture offers the MArch degree. This professional degree is structured to educate those who aspire to licensed registration as architects. It is the centerpiece of the Department of Architecture.

    Architectural design studios are the center of the MArch program. Faculty in the Design discipline group provide the core of the professional education through the studio program. Studios are arranged in ascending complexity and with increasing demands that students develop their skills and independence of view as they proceed through the program.

  • Admission Information:
  • Applicants seeking admission to the MArch program compete each year for the approximately 30 places available. An admissions committee made up of both faculty and MArch students evaluates applicants individually. There is no specific "type" of applicant; MIT seeks to accept people with varied backgrounds and experiences. Applicants must demonstrate intellectual achievement, motivation, discipline, responsibility, imagination, perception and an open mind. Projects and experiences are judged, not only on their intrinsic merit, but also on evidence of the applicant's ability to initiate and follow through on work which is personally meaningful.

    The program requires the following academic preparation:

    A Bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized institution or, in the judgement of the department, the equivalent of this degree.
    Two semesters of satisfactory study in college-level mathematics (such as, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus).
    Two semesters of satisfactory study in college-level natural sciences (such as, physics, biology, chemistry).
    Six semesters of satisfactory study in college-level humanities and/or social sciences.
    Students may be admitted with limited deficiencies in 2, 3, or 4 above, but this deficiency must be removed prior to entry into the second year of graduate study in the department.

    Application materials requirements are listed on this page:

    English Requirement / TOEFL

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