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School of Architecture
  • 25th

    Ranked school in the country

  • 100%

    0f 2015 grads were employed within 60 Days

  • 1964

    through 2022, SOA is fully accredited by NAAB

  • 4

    students won best student project from AIA MI

  • 1

    Only Michigan Architecture school to require formal internships

  • 1st

    Best pass rates in MI on Architect Registration Exam, averaged over 7 years

  • 1 of 6

    schools in the country with a commitment to social justice

The School of Architecture is a community of about 200 students in total, served by around 32 accomplished full-time and adjunct faculty.  The school emphasizes a progressive hands-on approach to education that is also driven by close personal relationships with our dedicated faculty.  We offer degrees in architecture (ranked # 25 in the country), digital media studies, architectural engineering, and community development.

  • Architecture
    5-year Bachelor's/Master's, Transfer, Undergrad and Grad program options Architecture Program
  • Digital Media Studies
    Digital Media Studies
    Explorations in design as well as critique of our digital culture. Digital Media Studies Program
  • Architectural Engineering
    Architectural Engineering
    Mathematical and technical, AE studies the engineering aspect of building construction. Architectural Engineering Program
  • Arch for Transfer/Grad
    Arch for Transfer/Grad
    Academic paths in Architecture for transfer and post-degree students Learn More
  • Community Development
    Community Development
    The theory and practice of community development. Master of Community Development Program
  • Student Work
    Student Work
    Examples of our students' work from a variety of programs. Student Work Gallery

Learn more about our programs in our own words.

Studio Culture Community Engagement Practice Ready Grads
Study Abroad Italy Study Abroad Poland Workshops and Labs
Faculty Mentors Home Away from Home Financial Aid
Alumni Success Digital Media Studies Masters Community Development
Student Work Gallery

Find student work from all programs

Detroit Collaborative Design Center

A multi-disciplinary, nonprofit architecture and urban design firm at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture

SOA Lecture Series

Presented by the Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association

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