College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Master of Architecture
The Master of Architecture program at University of Hartford includes a diverse community of practitioners, teachers, and students dedicated to educating future architectural professionals and growing the knowledge base of the profession.
About the Major
The Master of Architecture program focuses on integrative learning and ensuring that students can approach an architectural project with an armament of skills beyond design. Our commitment is to engage architecture in its civic, social, and professional realms for the ultimate benefit of the built environment and those who use it. The program emphasizes an integration of design principles, engineering fundamentals, and business understanding with the constant exploration of innovative design. Studios address history and theory, cultural and environmental analysis, integrative design thinking, interdisciplinary teamwork, and professional presentation skills.
The University of Hartford's Department of Architecture offers two NAAB-accredited degree program tracks.
- M.Arch Track 1 – 48 graduate credits (3 semesters) with a preprofessional architecture degree from UHart
- M.Arch Track 2 - 64 graduate credits (4 semesters) with a preprofessional architecture degree
Degree Requirements and Resources
The following courses and requirements are recommended for those pursuing the Master of Architecture program. See more in the course catalog.
- ARC 511 | Architectural Studio I
- ARC 512 | Advanced Site Planning
- ARC 612 | Advanced Design Theory
- ARC 621 | Master’s Thesis
- ARC 623 | Advanced Professional Practice
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) (link: <https://www.naab.org/>), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 4-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education; however, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
The University of Hartford's Department of Architectural Design + Technology offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs.
- M.Arch Track 1 (pre-professional degree from UHart + 48 graduate credits)
- M.Arch Track 2 (pre-professional degree + 64 graduate credits)
Our program has strong ties with the local and regional architecture, construction, and engineering community, fostering learning, networking, and employment opportunities. Students are heavily involved in the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, and the Construction Institute.
Our graduates have gone on to work for companies including:
- Amenta Emma Architects
- Crosskey Architects
- Disney Imagineers
- FIP Construction
- JCJ Architecture
- S/L/A/M Collaborative
- Tai Soo Kim Partners Architects
- Tecton Architects
- Turner Construction
Interested in enrolling in the Master of Architecture program under the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)? Here is what you need to submit your application.
Study Abroad Opportunities
The Architecture department offers unique study abroad opportunities for its students, from first year through graduate. Students have traveled to areas like Cuba, Barcelona, Peru, Germany, and Italy. Through programs built with universities, you can explore different architectural monuments around the world and study in areas you have dreamed of.