The professional master's of architecture program at MIT has again been ranked among the top five in the nation in the latest DesignIntelligence rankings. MIT's architecture program has consistently appeared among the top 10 in this annual assessment of nationally accredited graduate programs.
In ratings of specific skills areas, MIT’s graduate architecture program ranked second in research.
The 2018 rankings were based on a survey conducted by DesignIntelligence — an architectural research organization — and released by Architectural Record magazine
To arrive at the rankings, DesignIntelligence polled 2,654 hiring professionals at architecture and design firms across the United States to learn about their experiences in hiring architecture graduates. When 215 architecture deans and chairs were asked by DesignIntelligence to name the graduate architecture programs that they most admired, MIT earned the No. 2 spot.
Further details on survey methodology are available on the Architectural Record website. Information about the annual rankings is also published in DesignIntelligence's reports, including lists of the firms and employing organizations participating in the research.
In current global assessments, MIT architecture is rated No. 1 by QS World University Rankings, with MIT as a whole retaining its No. 1 position for the sixth straight year. QS rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research accomplishments. The Times Higher Education 2018 World University Rankings named MIT the No. 2 university worldwide for arts and humanities.