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Would you like to see your creative gifts become a reality through the buildings you designWould you like to explore service opportunities and foster dignity while shaping the world around you? Become an architect!

Architecture Coming Fall 2022!

Beginning Fall 2022, Harding will offer an accelerated five-year architecture program. Moving through a cohort model, students will declare a Bachelor of Arts in architectural studies as their undergraduate major and may apply for the Master of Architecture degree once they have completed a minimum of 90 required prerequisites hours. The master's program will begin in the fall of 2025.

Taught from a Christian perspective and with an emphasis on a liberal arts foundation, the curriculum will support and encourage interactive learning with dedicated space for lectures, seminars, labs, shops and equipment. Additionally, there are plans for an international program component to the degree, exposing students to a diverse set of architectural examples around the world.


In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. Harding will be pursuing accreditation through NAAB for our Master of Architecture degree. 

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The accelerated master of architecture program is part of the Art & Design Department in the College of Arts & Humanities.