Master of Architecture (MArch) (STEM) atMIT , CambridgeDepartment of Architecture


42 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The Master of Architecture (MArch) is a professional degree program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The pedagogical approaches that faculty bring to the teaching of architectural design derive both from their years of professional practice and from their engagement with design research within the environments at MIT and beyond
  • The great majority of students enter the program and graduate in 3.5 years. A small number of students who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in architecture at another school may be admitted with advanced entry to the program and graduate in 2.5 years
  • The Master of Architecture is awarded upon the satisfactory completion of an approved program of at least 282 units and an acceptable thesis


  • University Rankings
    • #4

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #1

      - QS 2022

    • #5

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #2

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #2

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 45,31,281
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 9,88,947
TransportationINR 2,44,890
Student Activity FeeINR 30,040
TotalINR 12,63,877

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.63


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 15ᵗʰ July 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Students must have a Bachelor's degree with high academic standing from a recognized institution or, in the judgment of the department, the equivalent of this degree
  • Student must have 
    • One semester of satisfactory study in college-level mathematics (such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus)
    • One semester of satisfactory study in college-level natural sciences (such as physics, biology, chemistry)
    • Two semesters of satisfactory study in college-level humanities and/or social sciences
  • Applicants who have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in architecture at another school may be admitted with advanced entry to the program and graduate in 2.5 years


Marks - 100/120


Marks - 7/9

Other eligibility criteria
  • Portfolio: A digital portfolio is required of all MArch applicants, including those who do not have a previous architecture degree or background. The portfolio file should be exported as PDF for screen viewing. The file should contain no more than 30 pages with a file size not larger than 15MB. Two-page spreads are allowed, but each spread counts as one of the 30 pages
  • Applicants do not need to take English Language test if they were raised in a non-English speaking country but have spoken and been educated in English all their life
Conditional Offer


Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Three-Four Letters of Recommendation is required
  • Letters from instructors are preferred unless student has been working for several years, in which case supervisors may be included
  • The application can be submitted with fewer than three letters, but student should be sure to remind their instructors to complete their letters
  • Students will send prepared emails to the recommenders containing a secure link to the recommendation form

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Important Dates

Sep , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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