Master of Architecture | Judson University Christian College near Chicago

Master of Architecture

Judson University is the only evangelical Christian university in the U.S. to offer a fully accredited professional architecture degree program, which includes the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) degree. Additionally, while the conventional approach to architecture license eligibility in most states is a Master of Architecture degree plus three years of professional internship, our curriculum includes one year of professional office experience (Preceptorship) as part of the Master of Architecture degree requirements. Judson's Master of Architecture degree is a 42-hour professional Master in Architecture (M.Arch) degree that is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and is part of a two-degree format referred to as a “hybrid 4+2 format.” Distinctively, our format includes a robust four-year undergraduate curriculum, a required year-long professional internship (preceptorship) between the degree programs, and concludes with a concentrated, three-term graduate curriculum, offered over the course of one calendar year, in a Summer-Fall-Spring format.

Master of Architecture Degree

The Master of Architecture degree curriculum is specifically structured as follows: 1) a one year preceptorship earning a minimum of 1600 hours of experience, 2) a six-week intensive summer session of graduate courses on campus, 3) a full academic year of graduate courses on campus (42 credit hours of graduate coursework for students holding a B.A. in Architectural Studies from Judson University)

Outside applicants are considered on a case by case basis and are assessed using NAAB criteria with reference to their academic and professional credentials. Applications are accepted November 15, July 15, or February 15 for consideration for entry in the following semester each year.

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Kamryn Malenius
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Harm A. Weber Academic Center


As a graduate architecture student at Judson University, you have the opportunity to study "green" design in one of the "greenest" buildings in North America - the Harm A. Weber Academic Center

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