Graduate Studies in Architecture at Georgia Tech are comprised of three distinct degree-granting programs: the Master of Architecture I [M.Arch. I], the Master of Architecture II [M.Arch. II], and the Master of Science [M.S.].
The M.Arch. I Program is the professional program in architecture leading to the NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture Degree. This program accommodates both a 2-year long curriculum for those students with a 4-year, pre-professional degree in architecture and a 3-1/2 year long curriculum for those students without a pre-professional degree in architecture.
The Master of Architecture [M.Arch. II] is a post-professional degree in architecture and has the primary purpose of providing advanced studies in architecture and urban design, with an emphasis on the studio. The M.Arch. II program is a non-professional degree and therefore a previous professional degree in architecture is required [B.Arch. or M.Arch.] prior to entry into the program. International students with a professional degree in Architecture in their home country are eligible for the M.Arch. II program.
The M.S. Program is a non-professional, research-oriented degree program, which requires a minimum of one year of course work.
Together, these programs are linked through a rich array of studios and courses that engage both theoretical discourse and design speculation about architecture through topical offerings in the areas of design, theory, history, technology, professional and social practice, culture and behavior, visual arts, and computing.