MS Architecture Career Outlook

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Are you ready to invest in your future?

Demand for architects with research expertise in the built environment is high and growing in Arizona, across the nation and around the world.

CAPLA Master of Science in Architecture graduates become leaders in the field of architectural research practice, international consultants in sustainable design, in-demand industry and technology specialists and cutting-edge researchers and teachers.

Our graduates are readily placed in their areas of expertise, including:

  • Architecture firms for unique design-research skills
  • Building technology manufacturers for specialized design expertise
  • General contracting firms for distinct sustainability expertise
  • National and state or provincial parks for historic preservation practice
Quotation marks

I enjoy exposing students to current, critical schools of thought and design methodologies, as I think this can empower them to really be creative, in a smart way, and to speculate on how we can improve the current status quo. It is great to see our students realize their potentials.

Susannah Dickinson, Associate Professor of Architecture and Chair, MS.Arch Urban Design Program

Internships and Career Prep

Students are encouraged to participate in internships and externships, while professional practice and communications courses, plus CAPLA’s interactive Job Interview Fair, ensure students are ready for the next step in their career when they graduate.

Connect with Professionals in the Community

As an MS Arch student you’ll also tap into the diverse professional, entrepreneurial and technological resources available across the University of Arizona and in our community. For example, architecture and other CAPLA and UArizona faculty and students are active in the Arizona/Tucson chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, which offers resources and professional connections to support students and professionals in their design and energy efficiency work and research.

Ready to transform architecture and the built environment?

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