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Walk On Water Celebrates its 25th Year with Local Media Coverage
For the 25th year in a row, FIU Department of Architecture Professor Jaime Canaves challenged his students to create floating shoes and race across a 175-foot-wide campus lake on the north side of the Steve and Dorothea Green Library. The result was Walk on Water, the university tradition that comprised more than 40 students scrambling […]
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Daniel Azoulay Opens ‘PAMM Under Construction’ at MBUS
Daniel Azoulay, architectural photographer, opened PAMM Under Construction on Thursday, November 6th at The College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios. The exhibition presents a series of photographs Azoulay took during the construction of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, which opened in December 2013. In addition to the opening reception, Fernando […]
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‘Miami 2100′ Exhibit on Sea-Level Rise Opens at Coral Gables Museum
Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century — an exhibition co-curated by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts faculty Marta Canavés, FIU LAEUD Associate in Design and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, FIU Professor of Architecture — has opened at the Coral Gables Museum. FIU Architecture Instructor Eric Peterson, working with a team of architecture and landscape architecture students, configured the exhibition galleries, and constructed a large-scale model […]
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FIU Shines at AIA Miami Awards!
FIU’s School of Architecture was recognized for various achievements at the 60th Annual AIA Miami Design Awards Gala on Friday, November 7th, which was held at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in Downtown Miami.
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CARTA Dean Brian Schriner Visits Alumni at ZYSCOVICH Architects
On Monday, November 17th, the College of Architecture + The Arts Dean Brian Schriner visited ZYSCOVICH Architects to meet with the over 20 CARTA alumni that work on the firm’s staff.
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Walk On Water Celebrates its 25th Year with Local Media Coverage
For the 25th year in a row, FIU Department of Architecture Professor Jaime Canaves challenged his students to create floating shoes and race across a 175-foot-wide campus lake on the north side of the Steve and Dorothea Green Library. The result was Walk on Water, the university tradition that comprised more than 40 students scrambling […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/12/IMG_04671.jpg
Daniel Azoulay Opens ‘PAMM Under Construction’ at MBUS
Daniel Azoulay, architectural photographer, opened PAMM Under Construction on Thursday, November 6th at The College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios. The exhibition presents a series of photographs Azoulay took during the construction of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, which opened in December 2013. In addition to the opening reception, Fernando […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/12/IMG_0516-e1415392176400.jpg
‘Miami 2100′ Exhibit on Sea-Level Rise Opens at Coral Gables Museum
Miami 2100: Envisioning a Resilient Second Century — an exhibition co-curated by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts faculty Marta Canavés, FIU LAEUD Associate in Design and Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, FIU Professor of Architecture — has opened at the Coral Gables Museum. FIU Architecture Instructor Eric Peterson, working with a team of architecture and landscape architecture students, configured the exhibition galleries, and constructed a large-scale model […]
http://carta.fiu.edu/architecture/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/12/AIA3-e1416334362461.jpg
FIU Shines at AIA Miami Awards!
FIU’s School of Architecture was recognized for various achievements at the 60th Annual AIA Miami Design Awards Gala on Friday, November 7th, which was held at the historic Alfred I. DuPont Building in Downtown Miami.
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CARTA Dean Brian Schriner Visits Alumni at ZYSCOVICH Architects
On Monday, November 17th, the College of Architecture + The Arts Dean Brian Schriner visited ZYSCOVICH Architects to meet with the over 20 CARTA alumni that work on the firm’s staff.

Academic Tracks

The Department of Architecture offers the Master of Architecture degree and the Master of Arts in Architecture degree. Whether you are a high school graduate, possess a 2- or 4-year college degree, or have a professional degree in architecture, our architecture program offers customizable tracks that range from 1 year to 6 years.


The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree program is a professional degree and provides the student with a solid base of knowledge in the discipline of architecture. The program is committed to educating students to form independent design judgments grounded in the broader contexts of intellectual inquiry. The course of study covers the comprehensive knowledge and professional skills required for a professional career in the discipline of architecture. The intensive course of study is organized into five thematic areas; design, history/theory, building technology, digital technology, and professional practice.  The course of study is comprehensive and rigorous, preparing graduates to be creative leaders, and skilled innovators in all aspects of the profession. The Master of Architecture degree is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB).

 

The Master of Architecture degree has three paths/tracks which serve applicants with varying educational backgrounds ranging from recent high school graduates to those already possessing a baccalaureate degree:

 

Applicants who have recently graduated from high school begin with admission at the freshman year. These pre-graduate students are admitted into the foundational curriculum of the undergraduate M.Arch degree program. Pre-graduate students progress through the foundational design course work and general education studies (73 credit hours) and those students who successfully complete the pre-graduate foundation seamlessly matriculate into graduate coursework and receive the Master of Architecture degree at the conclusion of an 102 additional credit hours. No baccalaureate degree is awarded on this path. The course of study takes five or six years to complete, depending on the track that is selected. Applicants apply for admission to the Undergraduate M.Arch 5/Undergraduate M.Arch 6 path for Freshman.

 

Applicants who possess an AA degree in Architecture, may also apply for the Master of Architecture degree program. These students apply to the Undergraduate M.Arch 5/Undergraduate M.Arch 6 path and, if accepted, will transfer in at the third year and take 102 credit hours of graduate level course work. Then, they will receive the Master of Architecture degree. The course of study usually takes three to four years to complete, depending on the track that is selected. Applicants apply to the Undergraduate M.Arch 5/Undergraduate M.Arch 6 path with advanced standing.

 

Applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree in any discipline may also apply for the Master of Architecture degree program. These applicants apply for the M.Arch 3 graduate path consisting of 105 credit hours.  The course of study usually takes three and a half years to complete. Applicants apply to the M.Arch 3 Track.

 

Applicants who possess a four year non-professional baccalaureate degree in architecture (the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or the Bachelor of Science in Architecture) from NAAB accredited schools may also apply for the Master of Architecture degree program. These applicants apply for the M.Arch 2 graduate path consisting of 60 credit hours.  The course of study usually takes two years to complete. Applicants apply to the M.Arch 2 Track.

 

Interested in studying abroad under your path/track?


NAAB Accreditation

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), 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 a 6-year, 3-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 pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree. The Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

M. Arch. (high school degree + 175 credits)

M. Arch. (pre-professional degree + 60 credits)

M. Arch. (non-pre-professional degree + 105
credits)

Next accreditation visit: 2017.