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Would you like to see your creative gifts become a reality through the buildings you designWould you like to explore service opportunities and foster dignity while shaping the world around you? Become an architect!

Coming Fall 2022!

Our accelerated Master of Architecture, M.Arch program is expected to launch in Fall 2022. The 168-hour program will result in a master’s degree accomplished in five years. The first year of program curriculum will be paired with our existing CIDA accredited Interior Architecture and Design program. Students will gain multiple  perspectives as they move through the program in cohorts. Upon becoming accredited, graduates will be eligible to become licensed architects.

Taught from a Christian perspective and with an emphasis on a liberal arts foundation, curriculum will support and encourage interactive learning during lectures, seminars, labs, shops and equipment. Additionally, there are plans to include an internship experience and an international program component to the degree, exposing students to a diverse set of architectural examples around the world.

NAAB Candidacy
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. Harding will be seeking candidacy through NAAB for our Master of Architecture degree. 

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The accelerated master of architecture program is part of the Art & Design Department in the College of Arts & Humanities.