The Master of Architecture (MArch) degree program builds on a student’s undergraduate experience, and prepares him or her for a career as a professional architect.
This is a one-and-a-half-year program consisting of a summer internship, one academic year of graduate-level seminars, and an individual, custom-designed thesis experience designed around a topic of the student’s choosing.
Graduates from other colleges are not accepted into the fifth year of this program, nor is admission for students who graduate with a Norwich bachelor’s degree in Architecture automatic. In their fourth year, students submit a portfolio of studio work for review and approval by a faculty committee.
Between the fourth and fifth years, students work as an intern in an architecture office (or in another design-related firm). Coursework is completed using distance-learning techniques, which not only permit students to work where they wish, but encourage them to master digital communications technology important to architectural practice.