The professional graduate program in architecture embodies a fresh approach to architecture, Southern California and global urban conditions. Within an intimate and immersive program, our innovative Master of Architecture coursework encourages students to engage in the architectural discourse of the city to make connections between their work, new technologies in both representation and realization, and built and natural environments. We believe that there is no craft without knowledge, no technology without theory, and no how without why. Explore the course catalog.Apply Request Information Take a Tour
All architecture programs at Woodbury have now been designated as STEM degrees. The School of Architecture received approvals internally from the University Curriculum Committee and Office of Academic Affairs, and externally from WASC (WSCUC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). Starting in the fall of 2019, students enrolling in the following programs will graduate with STEM-designated degrees:
All international students enrolled in these programs can now apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT (Optional Practice Training) for a total of 36 months.
Woodbury School of Architecture supports our students in building a strong foundation for professional practice while investigating the nature of practice itself. These experiences prepare students to make informed choices regarding their diverse career options. Visit our School of Architecture Career Services page for more information.
Woodbury’s School of Architecture offers the unique opportunity to expand knowledge about Interior Architecture through a IA Emphasis. Four courses can be taken from the Interior Architecture program as electives in the MArch program to expand an understanding of human experience and interaction with space. Find out more about the courses through our IA Emphasis page.
Drawing upon the landscapes unique to the international territories of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, the Landscape Architecture emphasis investigates the social, political, and natural ecologies that transcend geographic boundaries. In turn, the work drives global research into climate change and trans-national border conditions. Find out more on the Landscape Emphasis page.
Woodbury University alumnus Henry Cheung graduated from the Master of Architecture program (MArch) in 2013. After his graduation he joined Bestor Architecture in Los Angeles and has worked on such high-profile projects as the Beats by Dre headquarters in Culver City.
“Beats by Dre HQ in Culver City is one of those projects that I will never forget. I learned and developed tremendously as a designer, creating spaces that were both conceptually profound, graphically punchy, while maintaining a balance between play and function.”
Our faculty are architects, designers, academics and policy makers practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. This internationally recognized and award-winning group works closely with students to teach the skills required to push the limits of practice.
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The MArch program at Woodbury School of Architecture is NAAB accredited.
Woodbury University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. For more information about accreditation, visit the About page.