Master of Architecture

Earn an architecture degree that keeps building

The brand new Master of Architecture program at Indiana University blends principles of architecture with studio art, design, and advanced digital technology.

With parallel studios in art and architectural design, you will develop a unique and expressive voice developed across creative disciplines. 

This innovative and comprehensive curriculum will prepare students to become architects of the future by linking culture and creativity with community and technology through design.

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Why study architecture in Columbus, Indiana?

  • Design treasures. Columbus is a surprising city, with more than 60 public buildings designed by modern masters I.M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, both Saarinens, Harry Weese, Robert Venturi, and James Polshek, to name a few. You will have access to the Columbus Architectural Archives and a thriving, responsive art and design community.
  • Size. Columbus has the institutions, aspirations, and conflicts of larger cities, but it is small enough to make sense of all the moving parts. The city of 44,000 has a rich urban environment at a livable scale.
  • It’s in the middle. Columbus is central to many of the Midwest’s most vital and rapidly evolving cities. It is about an hour from Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati, and a few hours’ drive from Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis, and Columbus, Ohio.
  • The community is waiting to be explored. Columbus has a robust track record of civic consciousness, and its unique public-private coalition process creates a living laboratory for community design projects.
  • Access industrial facilities. Public-private fabrication facilities in Columbus also create opportunities for faculty, students, and the community to collaborate.
  • Learn it here, take it anywhere. The body of forces and influences that form the city of Columbus are lessons you can transfer to any city, anywhere in the world.
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Detail of North Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana
Architecture students study a blueprint.
Detail of a bridge in Columbus, Indiana

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