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  • Address
    SIM 108 Box 2203 Brookings, SD 57007 United States
  • Architecture Degrees

    Pre-professional Architecture Degrees (Undergraduate)

    B.S. Architectural Studies

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Graduate)

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
  • Tuition

    Undergrad Tuition – In State

    $6,500 - $11,500

    Undergrad Tuition – Out of State

    $11,500 - $16,500

    Graduate Tuition – In State

    $6,500 - $11,500

    Graduate Tuition – Out of State

    $11,500 - $16,500

South Dakota State University

Department of Architecture

As part of SDSU's land grant mission, DoArch is committed to using its surrounding public and professional context as its primary laboratory for investigation. In the university, DoArch is positioned as a bridge between the arts and engineering. through the study of the technological, ethical, and cultural implications of making things that make places.


All functions of DoArch are housed in a single location, the Architecture Mathematics, & Engineering Building, with administrative and faculty offices; light filled design studios and pin-up spaces; and a 13,000 square foot workshop outfitted with state of the art manual and CNC fabrication, construction, and manufacturing tools. DoArch has a unique mandate to remain a small program of no more than 220 students, making it one of the smallest architecture programs in the USA working among practices of no more than ten architects working out of a fine fabric of small agrarian and mining cities. For us, as E.F. Schumacher quipped, "Small is Beautiful."


The Department offers two degrees.
a pre-professional 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture (BFA-Arch) degree.
an NAAB accredited Master of Architecture (M-Arch) degree.

Students with a 4 year undergraduate degree in architecture matriculate through the M-Arch degree in 2 years. DoArch also offers a 3 year M-Arch path to students that have completed an undergraduate degree in disciplines other than architecture.

of Focus

1. Building Technologies
2. Community Design
3. Digital Fabrication & Technology
4. History | Theory | Criticism
5. Industry Collaborations
6. Urbanism

Study Abroad
Large-format Printer
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
CNC Milling
Fabrication Lab

Transfer Policies

Students transferring to SDSU from another post-secondary institution are eligible for admission if they:

– have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
– are in good standing with all institutions attended

Students who have less than 24 transferable credits are also required to meet the freshmen admission requirements: (https://www.sdstate.edu/admissions/freshmen)

Transfer applicants who may not meet our initial admission requirements are encouraged to contact our Transfer Services Coordinator to discuss their options.

What to submit:
– Admission application
– $20 application fee
– Final, official high school transcript
– Official ACT or SAT score report
– Official post-secondary transcripts

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