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A post-professional degree is offered to applicants who already hold a professional degree in architecture and wish to pursue further investigations in design or design-related topics. Students are offered an intensive curriculum in one of four areas of concentration: Cultural Studies/Sacred Space, Emerging Technologies and Media, Real Estate Development, and Urban Practice. This curriculum includes independent study courses, defined in accordance to the student’s area of interest and internships. The M.A.S. program requires a minimum of one-and-a-half years of advanced study tailored to the needs and interests of the individual.

As a world capital with representatives from more than 150 nations and more than 1,000 professional, trade, cultural, political, technical, and social service organizations, Washington, D.C., is a premier location for post-professional research and study. The Master of Architectural Studies is designed to take advantage of these resources in combination with coursework at The Catholic University of America and the institutions that comprise the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Students enrolled in the Master of Architecture program, as well as those in the Master of Architectural Studies program, pursue a concentration in one of five areas including Sacred Space/Cultural Studies, Technology and Media in Architecture and Interiors, Real Estate Development, Urban Practice, and Classical Architecture and Urbanism.

Learn more about additional Graduate Studies Programs at The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning.

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    Why Study Architecture in D.C.?

    Study architecture in the first American city to be architecturally designed and planned, with access to an unparalleled laboratory for design and centuries of urban, architectural history.

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