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, Japan, and elsewhere to broaden students’ global understanding and further inform their work.

Examples of student work can be viewed by viewing the SoA Graduate Programs Prospectus. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram

The SoA maintains accredited status through the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which reviews curriculum, facilities, faculty, and program resources.  Both the Master of Architecture I and Master of Architecture II degree programs are fully accredited by NAAB.  Click here for the School of Architecture's ARE Pass Rates.

Graduate Program Information

Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:


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UNC Charlotte is pleased to offer a 3-year Masters of Architecture II program in which students graduate with both a Masters of Architecture from UNC Charlotte College or Arts + Architecture as well as a Masters of Architecture from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghi, China. Learn more here.

For more information

Learn more about the School of Architecture's graduate programs in this program guide, by using the webpage navigation menu, or by following these links:

For general questions about the School of Architecture and the Admissions process, please email

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

Master of Architecture 

Peter Wong

Master of Urban Design

Emily Makas

Design Computation Dual Degree

Chris Beorkrem