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Course of Study

Student working carefully on a ligher-colored architectural model, sitting atop a gray raised topo map. Architectural work is pinned up on a board behind her.

All of our MArch programs are STEM-designated and offer a NAAB-accredited first professional degree. You can pursue dual degrees in Landscape Architecture or Urban Design, or joint degrees in areas such as Business Administration, Construction Management, Social Work, and Public Health.

There are two MArch tracks:

  • MArch 3 program: 6 semesters/3 years
  • MArch 2 program: 4 semesters/2 years

International Study

Even in the face of the pandemic, when travel has been limited, we’ve continued to emphasize international study in our programs. We work closely with practitioners and partners around the world, engaging them through instruction, lectures, invited essays, and reviews to bring diverse global perspectives into our studios. When travel permits, our studios abroad are team-taught by a local practitioner and Sam Fox School faculty. We also bring those internationally based architects and designers to St. Louis, so your connection to them doesn’t end when your time abroad is over.


Our core faculty have pioneered research in building technology, cultural arts, housing, history, and urban sustainability. And each semester, we engage with cutting-edge architects, designers, and researchers from around the world. Through lectures, workshops, and studio instruction, you’ll learn firsthand from global leaders in their field.

Modular single-family housing units with two levels, rustic wood siding, large windows, and sky lights.
Wyly Brown, “Everything Under One Roof!” A community building resides at the core of these multigenerational houses. The team developed several housing typologies that promote social interaction in response to the local historic context, and which are highly energy efficient.

Alumni + Careers

From founding major architectural and development practices, to starting award-winning landscape design and public art firms, to teaching at top universities, Sam Fox School graduates are making a positive impact in the world.

Because we maintain close ties with our alumni and have a dedicated architecture Career Development team, you will graduate with a built-in network of peers around the globe. Our programs foster leadership skills for expansive, ambitious careers. We will help get you wherever you want to go.

Publications of Student Work

Student Work