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Master’s Degrees in General Architecture

1,780 Yearly Graduations
$50,950 Median Salary
$49,049 Median Debt
There are 103 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in architecture. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 28% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 21.9% of architecture graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Architecture Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,780 students earned their master's degree in architecture. This earns it the #79 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in architecture is $50,950. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $48,325 and the high is $53,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in architecture is $49,049. 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, $75,482 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $35,000.

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The median monthly payment of a architecture graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $572.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in architecture. About 54.2% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 965
Women 815
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Architecture

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 73
Black or African American 99
Hispanic or Latino 285
White 854
International Students 389
Other Races/Ethnicities 80
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Architecture Master's Degree Students

There are 103 colleges that offer a master’s degree in architecture. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

91 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for architecture students seekinga master's degree is Florida International University. Each year, around 58,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The architecture program at Florida International University awarded 91 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 51% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
77 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yale University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 77 people received their master's degree in architecture from Yale. Of these students, 51% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
70 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kansas is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in architecture. Each year, around 27,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 people received their master's degree in architecture from KU. Of these students, 47% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
64 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their master's degree is Virginia Tech. 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 64 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 45% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts
59 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wentworth Institute of Technology comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,700 per year.

The architecture program at Wentworth Institute of Technology awarded 59 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 46% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
58 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Oregon comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. Roughly 22,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

The architecture program at University of Oregon awarded 58 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 45% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Newschool of Architecture and Design

San Diego, California
56 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Newschool of Architecture and Design is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in architecture. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $27,786 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,658 per year.

The architecture program at Newschool of Architecture and Design awarded 56 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Boston Architectural College

Boston, Massachusetts
53 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston Architectural College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,448 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,244 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 master's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at Boston Architectural College. Of these students, 38% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

52 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their master's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Each year, around 51,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their master's degree in architecture from UT Austin. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

49 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their master's degree is Kent State University at Kent. Roughly 27,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,602 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,766 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 master's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at Kent State. Of these students, 31% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island
45 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roger Williams University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. Roughly 4,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,789 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,768 per year.

The architecture program at Roger Williams University awarded 45 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 2% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

45 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in architecture. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their master's degree in architecture from UW Seattle. Of these students, 47% were women and 16% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
43 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. 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.

The architecture program at Texas A&M University - College Station awarded 43 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 58% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

42 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Arlington is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in architecture. Roughly 48,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,624 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,474 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 master's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UT Arlington. About 38% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
41 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Tech University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. Roughly 38,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

The architecture program at Texas Tech University awarded 41 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 32% were women.

#16

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
40 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska - Lincoln is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in architecture. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,976 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 master's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at UNL. Of these students, 45% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
39 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in architecture. Roughly 25,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

The architecture program at University of Virginia - Main Campus awarded 39 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

38 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of South Florida - Main Campus. Roughly 44,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 master's degrees were handed out to architecture majors at USF Tampa. Of these students, 47% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
37 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for architecture majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Florida. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their master's degree in architecture from UF. About 54% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois
37 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Illinois Institute of Technology comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in architecture. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their master's degree in architecture from Illinois Tech. About 38% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Architectural Sciences 2,803
Urban & Regional Planning 1,690
Landscape Architecture 414
Real Estate Development 344
Interior Architecture 169

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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