Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Master of Architecture | Online

RIT’s online master of architecture (M.Arch.) program prepares future architectural leaders to become licensed architects equipped to design the buildings, neighborhoods, and communities of tomorrow.
  • NAAB-Accredited — Our master of architecture program from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT is NAAB-accredited.1
  • 100% Job Placement Rate — RIT’s on-campus master of architecture program has a 100 percent job placement rate among its graduates.2
  • Advanced Standing Pathway — This pathway is shorter by one year, 27 fewer credits, and almost 26% less expensive than the standard pathway.

Build a More Sustainable Future


Connect with more than 135,000 RIT alumni across the globe.


Attend three on-campus immersions in Rochester, N.Y.


Gain 350 hours of hands-on experience through a professional co-op.

Experience One of the Few Online Master of Architecture Programs

RIT faculty have years of experience in the architectural field and are dedicated to providing a collaborative and engaging learning environment. Throughout the program you will build strong connections with your instructors during face-to-face class discussions, office hours, and three in-person immersions. You will also gain hands-on experience through professional cooperative education opportunities where you’ll work with local architects, apply your architectural skills, and gain experience for your resume.

  • Complete in-person studio and design time from home.
  • Plan your future with our career services team.
  • Choose between standard and advanced-standing tracks.

Our curriculum prepares you to directly apply your new skills to real-world settings, through key course topics that include building systems, urban planning, and industrial ecology. Courses are broken down by themes such as representation, sustainability, and history and theory. By leveraging the sustainable design expertise you’ll gain in the program, you can use your online M.Arch. degree to take the Architect Registration Examination and prepare to become a licensed architect.

Learn to Design the Sustainable Buildings of Tomorrow

1RIT Master of Architecture Accreditation, Retrieved from Rochester Institute of Technology Dec. 12, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2RIT Master of Architecture, Retrieved from Rochester Institute of Technology Dec. 12, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference