Now more than ever, the world needs design, development and planning leaders with the expertise and innovation to build a more sustainable world.
With a master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, real estate development or urban planning from CAPLA, you’ll be ready to lead.
Our programs are taught by world-class faculty in state-of-the-art facilities located in the multicultural heart of the Sonoran Desert. From here, your future is limitless—from here, you’ll build a changing world.
Our Graduate Programs
Master of Architecture
The NAAB-accredited, STEM-designated M Arch, available in two- or three-year tracks, places an emphasis on critical practice and sustainable design honed by the poetics of place.Explore the Master of Architecture »
Master of Science in Architecture
With flexible areas of focus that include building technologies, sustainable market transformation and urban design, the 18-month, STEM-designated MS Arch is devoted to applied research on the built environment.Explore the Master of Science in Architecture »
Master of Real Estate Development
The Master of Real Estate Development, offered in-person (18 months) and online (as little as 12 months), is designed for professionals who seek to become industry leaders, and focuses on sustainable real estate development analysis, finance and practice.Explore the Master of Real Estate Development »
Coverdell Fellowships for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
The University of Arizona offers Coverdell Fellowships to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Science in Planning programs. Coverdell Fellows find a robust Peace Corps community at the University of Arizona and in Tucson, and many are CAPLA alumni. Learn more about about the program, including scholarships:
CAPLA Dual-Degree Options
CAPLA master's degree programs may be combined with certain other CAPLA and University of Arizona master's degrees as dual degrees, which provide an abbreviated time frame for the completion of two master's degrees. Available dual degrees are:
M Arch/MS Arch Dual Degree
This coordinated degree is available for students interested in a professional NAAB-accredited architecture master's degree along with a research focus in design and energy conservation, emerging building technologies, health and the built environment, heritage conservation, sustainable market transformation, urban design or your own personal interest.
MBA/MS Urban Planning Dual Degree
This coordinated dual Master of Business Administration/MS Urban Planning degree is available for students interested in business and development, green building, land and resource use and regional planning.
MRED/MS Urban Planning Dual Degree
The dual Master of Real Estate Development/MS Urban Planning degree is for students who are interested in the development of sustainable built environments through the practices of responsible real estate development and urban planning.