The School’s Master of Architecture I program is for students holding undergraduate liberal arts degrees, such as a B.A. or B.S., who seek their first professional architectural degree. This program leads to a degree of Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and typically requires three years of full-time residency.

The Master of Architecture II program is for students holding a professional degree in architecture (B.Arch., or its equivalent) who seek a second, master’s-level degree in this discipline and who are interested in developing a stronger theoretical basis for their understanding of the field. This program leads to a degree of Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and typically requires two years of full-time residency.

The Master of Environmental Design program is a two-year research-based program of advanced architectural studies culminating in a written thesis or independent project. This full-residency program leads to a degree of Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D.). This is a nonprofessional degree and does not fulfill prerequisites for licensure.

The five-year doctoral program prepares candidates for careers in university teaching, cultural advocacy and administration, museum curatorship, and publishing. It aims chiefly, however, to educate teachers capable of effectively instructing future architects in the history of their own field and its manifold connections with the culture at large.

The School offers a variety of joint degrees including an M.Arch/M.B.A. with the Yale School of Management, an M.Arch/M.E.M. with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and an M.Arch/M.E.D.

The School offers an undergraduate major in architecture exclusively to students enrolled in Yale College. Students who desire this major must apply directly to Yale College.
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