Architecture Track

Program Description

This track leads to a Master of Science degree in Architecture (M.S. Arch.). This degree program is a non-studio, post-professional research program that prepares students for careers in research, teaching, and consulting. The focus of the program is research in architecture; areas of research include historic preservation, architectural history, sustainability in architecture, and international community planning and design. The program stresses critical writing and research methods. The program takes advantage of its location in downtown San Antonio and a rich heritage of historic architecture and urbanism. The  program stresses critical writing and research methods, which prepare students for careers in research, teaching, consulting, and further graduate study.

Entry to this Pathway Program track is only available for the Fall Semester.

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Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate Admission requirements vary by program. Please check your individual degree program for more details.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent

To apply for the Graduate Pathway, you must submit the following:

  • Graduate School Application: 2023-2024 and 2024-2025
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee: $90
  • Official TOEFL / IELTS Test Scores / Duolingo  
  • Passport & Confirmation of Financial Resources (after program admission)

View the video guide on the application process here!

For complete details: Graduate Admissions Checklist

For important deadlines: Graduate Application Deadline

If you need assistance with your application, contact English Language Center at:

Sample Course Maps - M.S. in Architecture

[Sample Course Map] Graduate Program: Architecture Track, 1 Semester

1-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

9 credit hours apply from Pathway toward degree completion (M.S. in Architecture)
24 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (M.S. in Architecture)

Entry requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track


Entry to this Pathway Program track is only available in the Fall semester.

Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Advanced Communication 3
Writing for Academic Success 3
Student Success II 3
ARC 6126 Advanced Design Studio 6
ARC 5733 Advanced Building Technology and Sustainability 3
Total 18

See the full course descriptions and semester availability here.

Tuition & Fees

UTSA offers top-quality education and services at a competitive price. Click here to learn more about tuition and fees for the Architecture Track.

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