M.ARCH. Path

Master of Architecture

The 5-year 180-credit Master of Architecture (M.Arch. I) is a professionally-accredited degree necessary for becoming a licensed architect. This National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited degree presents the most direct path into the practice of architecture. High school seniors who apply and are admitted to this program enter directly into this intense and demanding studio-based degree program without pre-professional course work in environmental design or graphics. KU is one of several schools in the U.S. that offer a 5-year accredited Master of Architecture degree.


The Master of Architecture meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license or certification in your home state or territory.  The website https://www.ncarb.org/get-licensed/state-licensing-boards/u-s-member-boards provides resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas.