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 flows 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.

* Note: Though categorized below as a Studio-Based Program, our Master of Tangible Interaction Design program is also a STEM Designated Degree program.


Studio-Based Programs

STEM-Based Programs

NEW! Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

NEW! Master of Architecture
(M.Arch)

Architecture–Engineering–Construction Management (MSAECM | PhD-AECM) 

Architecture–Engineering–Construction Management
(MSAECM | PhD-AECM) 

Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD) 

Master of Advanced Architectural Design
(MAAD) 

Master of Tangible Interaction Design* (MTID)

Master of Tangible Interaction Design*
(MTID)

Master of Urban Design (MUD)

Master of Urban Design
(MUD)

Building Performance & Diagnostics | Sustainable Design (MSBPD | PhD-BPD | MSSD)

Building Performance & Diagnostics | Sustainable Design
(MSBPD | PhD-BPD | MSSD)

Computational Design (MSCD | PhD-CD)

Computational Design
(MSCD | PhD-CD)

Doctorate of Professional Practice (DPP)

Doctorate of Professional Practice
(DPP)

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

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


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