Q:I'm completing an B.A. in Architecture and I was wondering about the benefits of doing my master's right after my five years of B.A. Is there even any need for an Master's in Arch.? Can I do it a few years later? (I'm asking as a low income student who is wondering about funding for a Master's)
Well It really depends on what you want to do. The laws are different in different parts of the world. Most places do require a Master’s Degree for you to become a licensed architect, but if you are just looking to get a job at a nice architecture firm for a while you do not need to be licensed. You can always get into the field that way first and go back for your masters when you want to legally become and architect or open your own practice. But from what I have heard it is best to stay in school while you are fresh with the knowledge you are gaining now. While there is no substitution for “real life experience”, this is still a certain advantage in taking your licensing exams right after college.
I am still in school so this may be better explained by someone who is a graduate or an architect now, so if any of the followers want to help out, please send a response!
Hope this helps and good luck to you in your journey through school!!