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Thomas Jefferson University - College of Architecture and the Built Environment

Undergraduate programs include Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Construction Management. Graduate programs include Architecture, Interior Architecture, GeoDesign, Historic Preservation, Real Estate Management, Urban Design and Sustainable Design. With guiding principles of sustainability, social equity and design excellence; the college believes an education for the future must be interdisciplinary. Students are encouraged to devote electives for educational variety, minors and concentrations in the varied college programs.

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Jefferson offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

Bachelor of Architecture (164 credits)

Master of Architecture (3 year track – 100 credits & 2 year track – 60 average credits)

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The mission of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson is to educate the next generation of design and construction professionals to create an equitable and sustainable future. Our curricula emphasize specialized knowledge unique to each discipline, paired with interdisciplinary collaboration that prepare students for practice in the global market.

With its thriving design and construction industries, Philadelphia serves as our urban lab, furnishing students with professional experiences in a vibrant metropolitan area. Our college partners with major corporations, local communities and nonprofit organizations, supplying a broad range of real-world projects and networking opportunities. Our dynamic approach to education and emphasis on social equity, sustainability and design excellence equip our graduates with a competitive edge, poised to become innovative leaders in sustainable practice.

See our student’s work.

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