Earn Your Master of Architecture Degree Online from RIT’s Golisano Institute for SustainabilityEarn Your Master of Architecture Degree Online from RIT’s Golisano Institute for SustainabilityEarn Your Master of Architecture Degree Online from RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability
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We Innovate. We Create.We Design.
At Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), we are always on to something groundbreaking. Our online master of architecture (M.Arch.) program, offered through Golisano Institute for Sustainability, evokes students’ creativity and equips them with skills to design the sustainable buildings and communities of tomorrow.
Online Master of Architecture
RIT architecture online is one of the first master of architecture programs to be offered online in the United States. In the program, you will learn to design high-performance, sustainable buildings that speak to site, climate, context, and user needs. RIT also offers an on-campus pathway. Find more information about this option here.
We offer two plans of study:
For students with little to no experience in architecture.
Advanced Standing Pathway
For students with a bachelor’s degree related to architecture.
RIT architecture online fulfills the education requirements needed to pursue a career in architecture. In addition to completing the program, you will be able to pursue relevant experience and take the Architect Registration Examination to become a licensed architect. Requirements vary by state. Check your local licensure boards for specific requirements.
The master of architecture program from Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).
NAAB accreditation is the primary means by which professional degree programs in architecture assure quality to students and the public. The M.Arch. program fulfills the education requirements needed to pursue a career in architecture.
Join RIT’s dedicated community that is designing the sustainable buildings of tomorrow.
At RIT, we go beyond the ordinary in pursuit of the exceptional.
Get to Know Us
RIT and Golisano Institute for Sustainability live by a “you bring you” philosophy. Our community is made up of people with a breadth of skills and viewpoints who elevate conversations of sustainable design with their diverse perspectives.
Because our online program is STEM-designated and intentionally designed for the online space, you will have all the tools at your fingertips needed to fully immerse yourself in the greater RIT community. Here, you will collaborate with intellectually curious classmates, faculty, and staff who are always on to something amazing.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology is shaping the future through creativity, technology, and innovation. Hailing from all 50 states and more than 100 nations, our 19,000 students and 135,000 alumni are driving progress in industries and communities around the world.
Golisano Institute for Sustainability
Golisano Institute for Sustainability is working to change the world by harnessing the brightest minds in sustainability. We focus on lessening the impact of urban development on the environment by advancing sustainable technology and innovation in manufacturing, energy, transportation, and the built environment.
“RIT is one of the top universities in the nation working at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. We are a university that is shaping the future and improving the world through creativity and innovation. … We put a high value on bringing goodness to the world.”
— David C. Munson Jr., President
Join Us in Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
Earn your master of architecture online and learn to transform environmentally smart concepts into high-performance sustainable and resilient designs. Applicants admitted to the upcoming cohort will be considered for scholarship awards of 20%.