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Each cohort of undergraduate students within the Department of Architecture Program is assigned one faculty member who advises them throughout their time in the program. Faculty maintain weekly office hours and are available to advise students on academic and professional matters. All graduate students are advised directly by the Graduate Program Director.

The Department of Architecture Program is situated within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. In addition to the advising offered by the Architecture faculty, HFA offers students academic advising including information about majors, minors, and certificates, study abroad programs, and academic accommodation.


Preparing for Graduate School

Undergraduate students considering graduate school should review the UMass A+D Planning for Graduate School resource.


Advising Resources

HFA Advising Center

UMass Amherst Career Services guides students through the process of career development. Upcoming events and resources are available from their website.

The American Institute of Architects Students (AIAS) schedules mentoring events where local practitioners advise students on career paths. To understand more about academic and professional paths available to architecture students, please refer to the sources listed below:

The Emerging Professional's Companion For those seeking to enter the architecture workplace, some detailed and entertaining resources are available on the popular blog "Life of an Architect":

Architectural Job Starter Kit

Writing Your Resume 

Portfolios and their True Purpose

Winning Interview Techniques for Architects 

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