The Catholic University of America


Master of Architectural Studies (M.A.S)

A post-professional degree is offered to applicants who already hold a professional degree in architecture and wish to pursue further investigations in design or design-related topics. Students are offered an intensive curriculum in one of four areas of concentration: Cultural Studies/Sacred Space, Emerging Technologies & Media, Real Estate Development, and Urban Practice.  This curriculum includes independent study courses, defined in accordance to the student’s area of interest and internships.  The MAS program requires a minimum of one-and-a-half years of advanced study tailored to the needs and interests of the individual.
As a world capital with representatives from more than 150 nations and more than 1,000 professional, trade, cultural, political, technical and social service organizations, Washington, D.C. is a premier location for post-professional research and study. The Master of Architectural Studies is designed to take advantage of these resources in combination with coursework at The Catholic University of America and the institutions that comprise the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.