What is An Architecture (MS) Degree?
A degree in Architecture prepares you to design and plan all kinds of structures that have the proper form and function to serve the desired purpose. It’s part of the Building and Construction industry. An MS degree in Architecture will allow you to become an Architect, and it will take about 3-4 additional years to complete if you already have a Bachelor’s degree in another field. If you have a pre-professional degree, for example, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), in Architecture or Architectural history or maybe Art and Design, you can probably earn an M.Arch. degree in Architecture with about 2 years of study beyond the pre-professional degree.
After completing the degrees, the process to gain a local license and possible certification is the same as with a BS in Architecture: you will need to work under a licensed Architect for a period of time before you will be able to take the licensing exam. After you have your license, you can apply for certification by your national Architectural Registration Board. This is not a required credential but may make it easier to be recognized in numerous geographical areas.