Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects Graduate Overview

Experts and experimenters, graduate students in AIADO test and launch new design futures. 

Master of Architecture Degree Programs

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Students in the MArch program learn the history, theory and technique of architectural design, developing the skills and experience necessary for professional practice and the critical thinking necessary to develop new ideas and drive invention and expand the discipline of architecture.

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Master of Architecture with a Track in Interior Architecture

Students in the MArch with a Track in Interior Architecture program gain all the expertise necessary for the practice of architecture while developing the sensibilities specific to the growing field of Interior Architecture. 

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Master of Design Degree Program

Master of Design in Designed Objects (MDDO)

The MDDO degree program teaches students the critical skills to translate compelling ideas into meaningful objects, systems, environments and experiences while challenging the boundaries of the field of design itself.

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Master of Fine Arts in Studio (MFA) Degree Programs

MFA in Studio, Architecture

The MFA in Studio, Architecture program supports advanced work in architecture and its related fields that calls upon a broad range of art and design disciplines to challenge how architecture is defined and practiced.

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MFA in Studio, Designed Objects

The MFA in Studio, Designed Objects program is an opportunity for advanced work on objects we use to streamline, decorate, and mediate our lives. The program opens opportunities to cultivate new relationships between the designer and the consumer, the citizen and society.

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MFA in Studio, Design for Emerging Technologies

The MFA in Studio, Design for Emerging Technologies program offers students resources in interface design, physical interaction design, information architecture, physical computing, software-based optimization and analysis, and design for embedded control and robotic activation.

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Master of Science in Historic Preservation

MS, Historic Preservation

SAIC’s dynamic Master of Science in Historic Preservation program prepares graduates to revitalize the built environment through the comprehensive exploration of science, history, creative arts, politics, and technology.

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Take the Next Step

Graduate Programs Application Deadline: March 1

Apply to SAIC's graduate AIADO programs by 3/1 for fall 2024 admission. APPLY

Visit the graduate admissions website or contact the graduate admissions office at 312.629.6100, 800.232.7242 or gradmiss@saic.edu.