Master of Architecture—One-Year Program

This program gives eligible candidates the opportunity to get a NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture degree in one year.

Open to candidates with either a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Northeastern University or a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited North American program with at least one year of IDP-approved professional experience. 

Students engage in a two-semester research and design project based on pertinent contemporary topics chosen by the graduate faculty, or students may propose an independent research and design project. Team research is conducted and compiled into online and physical research books. This body of compiled research then becomes the basis of the intellectual framework for the individual students' design projects. This final degree project parallels an in-depth two-semester professional practice sequence that analyzes all of the contingencies of successful architectural projects, including architectural offices and their project management strategies, real estate development criteria, and associated project finance.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

Professional Practice
ARCH 6430Case Studies 14
ARCH 6440Case Studies 24
Topics and Seminars
ARCH 6330Seminar in Modern Architecture4
ARCH 6340Graduate Topics in Architecture4
Research and Project
ARCH 7130Master’s Research Studio6
ARCH 7140Master’s Degree Project6


Students must complete a 4-semester-hour graduate elective.4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ARCH 63304ARCH 63404Vacation0Vacation0
ARCH 64304ARCH 64404  
ARCH 71306ARCH 71406  
Elective (Required)4   
 18 14 0 0
Total Hours: 32