masters related to undergrad?

<p>Does the masters degree have to be related to the undergrad degree? Would it make a difference if i study something like architecture and then apply to an unrelated masters degree, like business? Or get an undergrad degree in business and then do masters in architecture? Is this possible?</p>

<p>In some fields it is fairly easy to do a masters if you didn't do your undergrad in that area, and in others it may be more difficult. For the situation you describe above, there are often people who get a masters in business who have a degree in a completely unrelated field. Graduate business schools usually want students who have been out in the work force for a while before coming to grad school and are looking for their work experience as well as the undergraduate background. On the other hand, doing a masters in architecture with an undergrad business major may be quite a bit more difficult. Graduate architecture programs are going to want to see a portfolio of work and that might be very difficult to do if you don't have the undergrad background.</p>

<p>thanks for the help..
yeah, i think if i do a minor in that subject it could probably help. but if i dont, would it be possible?</p>

<p>I don't really know. Your best bet is to look at the websites of some graduate level programs and see what the requirements are for admission. You could also email someone at a couple of programs and ask how likely it is for someone to be admitted who does not have an undergrad degree in the field.</p>

<p>You also must understand that undergraduate architecture programs are highly competitive for admission. I can't imagine that graduate programs are any less so. You would be competing for admission with some very well trained architects. Many graduate schools are looking to admit students who have a variety of different strengths that can be acquired in different ways. I don't think this is the case with graduate architecture programs, but I could be wrong.</p>