Professional Programs

Professional Programs

The College of Architecture houses two professional Masters programs: 2 Year M.Arch and the 3 Year M.Arch.

Admissions Requirements

2 Year Master of Architecture / New Applicants

The Master in Architecture (2-Year) is the accredited degree by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).

The 2-year M.Arch professional program is designed for applicants who do not already hold a professional degree in Architecture and are seeking a career as a licensed architect. Applicants who hold a professional degree in Architecture are welcome to explore the M.S. Arch, M.S. Arch ID, and M.CRP Masters graduate programs. 

Prerequisite: All applicants must hold a bachelor of science degree in Architecture or its equivalent from a NAAB accredited institution.

Admitted 2-year M.Arch students begin in the fall term.

Application Deadline: February 1st
Apply for Admission

2 Year Master of Architecture / Current 4th Year UNL Architecture Students

The Master in Architecture (2-Year) is the accredited degree by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) and degree required for licensure and professional Architecture practice.

Prerequisite: Must be current student completing (or have completed) the bachelor of science in Architecture degree at the UNL College of Architecture.

Minimum Cumulative GPA – 3.0
Submit Intention Form
Submit Statement of Intent (maximum 250 words)

Admitted 2-year M.Arch students begin in the fall term.

Application Deadline: February 1st
Apply for Admission

3 Year Master of Architecture

The 3 Year Master of Architecture program is designed for those students wishing to pursue a masters degree in architecture after having received a bachelors degree in another field. Also accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB), students graduating from this program are able to work towards becoming a licensed architect.

Prerequisite: All students must hold a bachelors degree in any field and have completed Calculus I (4 credit course) prior to beginning coursework.

Admitted 3-year M.Arch students begin in the fall term.

Application Deadline: February 1st
Apply for Admission

Cost Estimator

Annual Costs for 2014-2015 are based on:

  • A single graduate student taking 15 hours / semester for two semesters.
  • Living in Abel/Sandoz residence hall in a double room. 
  • The 7-day unlimited meal plan.

Resident Costs

Resident Tuition: $377.75/credit hour
Tuition and Fees*: $12,484.50
Room and Board: $9,961.00
Total: $22,445.50

Non-Resident Costs

Non-Resident Tuition: $1,037.50/credit hour
Tuition and Fees*: $32,262.00
Room and Board: $9,961.00
Total: $42,224.00

*Fees estimated. Actual course fees may vary. 
Does not include books and supplies, transportation, or miscellaneous personal expenses.
Please visit the Student Accounts for most current tuition and fee rates.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The College of Architecture offers more than $90,000 each year in scholarships to students enrolled in our degree programs. Click here to find out more about how to apply.

Admitted and current students in all M.Arch programs are also  eligible to apply for a  Teaching Assistant (TA) position during all semesters of full-time enrollment .  As a TA, students support a faculty member or teaching team in a variety of undergraduate Design and Architecture courses and are rewarded for their efforts with a monthly stipend and tuition remission.  On average, TA's recieve $17,800 in financial benefits per academic year in addition to valuable teaching and design research experience.  Inquire with Michael Schuster if you want to learn more about being a TA or would like to apply.

Please visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid website to find out more information about graduate Financial Aid

To be considered for College of Architecture Scholarships and Teaching Assistant positions, APPLY BY February 1st.

Computer Policy

All students in the College of Architecture’s Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design programs (UNL and UNO) are required to lease, purchase or have ready access to a laptop computer that meets or exceeds the specifications listed in the Computer and Software Requirements document. 

Read the M. Book

Scholarships
Computer Policy
M. Book