Graduate Program Information

Overview of Graduate Study

Graduate Programs

The School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers a number of graduate degree programs recognized for the outstanding quality of their faculty and students, their commitment to outreach and community involvement, and the quality and extent of resources offered through the labs, classrooms, and studios.

Each curricular program offers full use of the School’s facilities and labs, a close working relationship with accessible faculty and staff, and a wealth of knowledge and backgrounds given the diverse interests of the graduate student population. The School stresses the importance of making in addition to thinking; hence students have full use of wood, metal, computer, and laser workshops, equipped with the latest high-performance equipment to allow exploration and innovation.

Contact with the profession is also emphasized, and the School maintains various programs and visits from local and national practitioners. An extensive lecture series involving recognized designers and thinkers further enhances the educational environment as well as provides exposure to contemporary issues.

Graduate study in the School of Architecture includes not only on-campus coursework, but also travel and research opportunities. Many studios take field trips during the semester to learn from regional and national cities such as Charleston, New York, Chicago, and Portland. The School of Architecture also participates in several international exchange programs and offers summer travel and study programs in Italy, Germany, India, China, Brazil, and elsewhere to broaden students’ global understanding and further inform their work.

Examples of student work can be viewed by downloading the SoA Graduate Programs Prospectus.

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Learn more about the School of Architecture's Graduate programs by downloading the guide at the bottom of this page, by using the lefthand navigation menu, or by following these links:

For general questions about the School of Architecture and the Admissions process, please email SoA-admissions@uncc.edu.

For questions regarding specific degree programs, please email the appropriate Graduate Program Director below: 

Masters of Architecture I and II Programs:        Peter Wong               plwong@uncc.edu
Master of Urban Design Program:                     Dr. Zhongjie Lin         zlin1@uncc.edu
Design Computation Program (MArch III):        Chris Beorkrem         cbeorkrem@uncc.edu