The UMass Amherst master of architecture degree is the first accredited architecture degree at a public institution in New England.

The course of study consists of three main components: core requirements, areas of knowledge exploration, and a culminating master’s thesis. Course offerings are organized around an interdisciplinary curriculum involving faculty and students from architecture, studio art, art history, public history, landscape architecture and regional planning, building construction and wood technology, environmental engineering, environmental sciences, computer science, and management. Students may also take classes through the Five Colleges, including Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges.