Elevating Science, Art & Technology

Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture’s long, rich history of scholarship and research takes shape and pushes the envelope in our graduate degree programs. Our wide range of specialized post-professional program offerings prepare architects and designers for fields as diverse as industry, government, academia and more. Our graduates succeed on the cutting edge in innovative design practices, research organizations, federal and municipal governments, the building and manufacturing industries, and leading universities both in the US and abroad.

A word about STEM and Studio

All SoA STEM designated degree programs are characterized by a rigorous, research-based pedagogy with emphases on computational design, building science, industry and/or practice. The Department of Education CIP codes for these programs allow international students to apply for an OPT extension.

SoA's studio-based graduate programs are characterized by an interdisciplinary studio environment with an emphasis on sustainable design thinking, digital workflows and emerging trends in architecture. They prepare students to (re)enter professional practice with a more specialized understanding of the discipline, and are designed to allow students in all studio-based programs to collaborate in studio and coursework.

Graduate Programs

   Accelerated Master's Program   AMP for current B.Arch students

Accelerated Master's Program
AMP for current B.Arch students


OnArchitecture is an online collection of original architecture-related videos, including interviews with primary contemporary architects and portrayals of key works. OnArchitecture offers opportunities for discovery and self-learning, and provides a global perspective of the discipline of architecture. Free access provided by the University Libraries.