The program consists of 30 credits of required and elective courses and may be taken either full- or part-time. Students in preparation for further study at the doctoral level may be required to complete an additional 6 credit thesis. Students are required to design their programs in consultation with the graduate advisor and lead faculty member in the area of specialization. Among the available areas of concentration are Sustainable Architecture, Resilient Architecture, Architectural History, Digital Design, and Urban Systems.

To remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in graduate courses.