University of California at Berkeley School of Architecture


Berkeley, CA

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture


University of California at Berkeley offers the NAAB-approved professional architecture degree Master of Architecture (M. Arch). UC Berkeley provides students the option to pursue a Masters in Architecture through either a 2-year or 3-year track. The number of years is dependent upon what field they had previously studied. The 2-year option is for those who have graduated with a non-professional degree with a major in Architecture. Option 2 is intended for students who possess either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in any field and so must need a wider foundation of architectural education. This track is 3 years in length. The Architecture curriculum at University of California at Berkeley is built upon a structure of international perspective, design, ecology, and digital-design media. This architectural foundation along with UC Berkeley’s history of excellence provides architecture students with a cutting-edge education.


Master of Science in Architecture and Ph.D. in Architecture

- Area of Study: Building Science and Sustainability
- Area of Study: Environmental Design and Urbanism in Developing Countries


Originating in the 19th century during the excitement of the gold rush, the University of California at Berkeley has become one of the most distinguished universities in the world with over 350 academic programs, many of which have been ranked within the top 10 of the nation. In an analysis given by the National Research Council, UC Berkeley was found to have the most high-ranking graduate programs in the United States. The university has employed several renowned faculty members, with 22 of them having won Nobel awards; it also has gained recognition for broad innovative research and discoveries. Diversity has been achieved through the many financial aid programs available to students of need since 1897. About 30% of freshman being admitted into UC Berkeley are known to be the first in their families to attend college. UC Berkeley’s consistent grant opportunities have allowed education to be more accessible to people of all backgrounds, more so than any other Ivy League college in the country.