Master of Architecture

The MArch degree prepares students for professional registration as architects in the United States. The MIT Department of Architecture offers the MArch degree, which is a professional degree structured to educate those who aspire to licensed registration as architects. It is the centerpiece of the Department of Architecture.


City Design and Development

For more detailed information and news about this program group, visit the CDD website.

The Joint Program in City Design and Development (CDD) is an academic and research program concerned with shaping and designing the built and natural environment of cities and suburban territories.


Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Art, Culture and Technology Stream

Art Culture and Technology (ACT) as a discipline offers a diverse range of subjects in artistic practice and operates as a learning laboratory for artistic production within the context of an advanced technological community. Collaborative and individual investigations, artistic research, and trans-disciplinary studies are structured in thematic clusters and realized through performance, sound and video, photography, and experimental media and new genres.


Master of Science in Art Culture and Technology

The Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology is a studio program within the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Students challenge traditional genres and push the limits imposed by gallery and museum contexts. Exploring experimental media and expanded definitions of site is encouraged.

Study is organized and directed by a select group of internationally recognized artists. Students learn through project critiques and seminars, complemented by readings and discussion in contemporary theory and criticism.


EPP faculty members conduct research on a wide range of environmental policy and planning issues. The following are some of the issues faculty members currently are studying.


Environmental Policy and Planning

The Environmental Policy and Planning Group (EPP) focuses on the decision-making tools by which society conserves and manages natural resources and ensures sustainable development. Areas of concern include toxic and hazardous waste management, environmental technology, water and air quality, global climate change, facility siting, environmental justice and brownfield development.


Within the Architectural Design discipline, there are two areas of study for SMArchS students:

  • Architectural Design
  • Architecture and Urbanism