2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Architecture Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
2020 Most Affordable Architecture Masters Degrees Badge
By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These 5 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in architecture programs. The University of Missouri, ranked #1, offers an online Master of Arts in Architectural Studies - Environment & Behavior Studies for only $9,937 per year. Classes for this program include Design Thinking and Creative Process, Energy-Efficient Building Design, Guiding Design with Historic Preservation, Readings in Environmental Design, and Sustainable Technologies and Systems. Ranked #2, Chatham University offers a Master of Science in Interior Architecture at a tuition rate of $14,370 annually.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 University of Missouri $9,937
# 2 #2 Chatham University $14,370
# 3 #3 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale $15,024
# 4 #4 Academy of Art University $19,494
# 5 #5 University of Nebraska-Lincoln $27,510
#1
#1

University of Missouri

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $9,937
Annual Tuition: $9,937
Annual Tuition: $9,937
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1340
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 835
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,423
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 882-2121

Example Classes: Design Thinking and Creative Process, Energy-Efficient Building Design, Guiding Design with Historic Preservation, Materials, Methods and Products, Readings in Environmental Design, Sustainable Technologies and Systems

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Architectural Studies
#2
#2

Chatham University

Pittsburgh (PA)
Annual Tuition: $14,370
Annual Tuition: $14,370
Annual Tuition: $14,370
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 70%
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 117
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 264
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (412) 365-1292

Example Classes: Interior Architecture Inquiry, Issues in Interior Architecture, Supervised Teaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Interior Architecture
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $15,024
Annual Tuition: $15,024
Annual Tuition: $15,024
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,534
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 552
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (618) 453-2121

Example Classes: Energy & Systems, Global Traditions, Regional Studio

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Architecture
#4
#4

Academy of Art University

San Francisco (CA)
Annual Tuition: $19,494
Annual Tuition: $19,494
Annual Tuition: $19,494
  • Online Degrees: 6
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 59%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,911
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,298
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (800) 544-2787

Example Classes: Building Systems and Codes, Lighting Design, Material Use, Schematic Design and Space Planning, Survey of Sustainable Design, Theory & Movements in Traditional Interior Architecture

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.Arch - Track 1
  • M.Arch - Track 2
  • MA in Interior Architecture & Design
  • MA in Landscape Architecture
  • MFA in Interior Architecture & Design
  • MFA in Landscape Architecture
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $27,510
Annual Tuition: $27,510
Annual Tuition: $27,510
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1120 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 228
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,400
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 472-7211

Example Classes: Advanced Architectural Design, Advanced Color Theory, Configurational Formations, Parametric Modeling for Design, Seismic Design for Architects, The Changing Workplace

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Architecture
  • Master of Science in Architecture - Interior Design