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Doctor’s Degrees in General Architecture

126 Yearly Graduations
$49,100 Median Salary
$41,764 Median Debt
There are 24 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in architecture. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 16% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 51.6% of architecture graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Architecture Majors

In 2018-2019, 126 doctor's degrees were awarded to architecture majors. This makes it the 114th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in architecture at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 4,108
Master’s Degree 1,780
Doctor’s Degree 126
Associate’s Degree 86
Graduate Certificate 45

Earnings of Architecture Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in architecture is $49,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $48,950 to a high of $52,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in architecture is $41,764. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $60,684 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $41,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $487.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in architecture. About 52.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 60
Women 66
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Architecture

The racial-ethnic distribution of architecture doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 38
International Students 65
Other Races/Ethnicities 6
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Architecture Doctor's Degree Students

There are 24 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in architecture. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
24 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for architecture majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UF. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#2

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Hawaii at Manoa. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,304 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,912 per year.

The architecture program at University of Hawaii at Manoa awarded 12 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Harvard University. Each year, around 31,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

The architecture program at Harvard University awarded 11 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 45% were women.

#4

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Princeton University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Each year, around 8,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,870 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,870 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at Princeton.

#5

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Each year, around 48,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,212 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,890 per year.

The architecture program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#5

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at Texas A&M College Station. Of these students, 14% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in architecture. Each year, around 39,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in architecture from UC. Of these students, 86% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

University of California - Berkeley comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Each year, around 43,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in architecture from UC Berkeley.

#8

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Virginia Tech comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The architecture program at Virginia Tech awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Tempe is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in architecture. Each year, around 53,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at ASU - Tempe. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#8

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Roughly 25,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UWM. Of these students, 83% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,064 per year.

The architecture program at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Illinois Institute of Technology. Each year, around 6,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,299 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,487 per year.

The architecture program at Illinois Institute of Technology awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia University in the City of New York is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in architecture. Each year, around 31,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,763 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,600 per year.

The architecture program at Columbia University in the City of New York awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#14

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $53,450 per year.

The architecture program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of California - Los Angeles is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in architecture. Roughly 44,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,442 per year.

The architecture program at University of California - Los Angeles awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. Roughly 26,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,156 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,254 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UPenn. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in architecture. Roughly 91,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at Penn State University Park.

#16

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Kansas. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at KU.

#20

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
1 Yearly Graduations

Yale University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in architecture. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in architecture from Yale.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to architecture that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Urban & Regional Planning 96
Environmental Design 20
Architectural Sciences 12
Architectural History 1

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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