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Graduate Admissions

The Department of Architecture Program is looking for unique students who are independent thinkers, who observe the world and communicate their observations through creative work and/or research, who are interested in expression and problem solving; people who take initiative.

We encourage applicants from all disciplines and backgrounds. Graduates from a BA or BS in Architectural Studies or an equivalent degree may be given advanced standing in the Master of Architecture.

Submit an on-line application to: UMass Office of Graduate Admissions 

The application must also include

  • GRE Scores
  • Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Portfolio and/or documentation of research
  • TOEFL is required of foreign student applicants

Prospective students to the Master of Architecture program are required to have completed one semester each of calculus and physics prior to program admission. A semester of architectural history is also recommended.


Portfolio

The portfolio submission should represent previous creative work and/or research. A portfolio of creative work should include twenty to thirty color images of art, architecture, and/or design work.

Digital pdf portfolios can be uploaded through the admissions interface.

Application Deadline: January 1st


Master of Design Application Guidelines

Submit an on-line application to: UMass Office of Graduate Admissions 

The application must also include:

  • Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Portfolio and/or documentation of research
  • TOEFL is required of foreign student applicants

Digital pdf portfolios can be uploaded through the admissions interface.

Application Deadline: January 1st

Master of Design in Historic Preservation has open "Rolling Admissions" throughout the year. Applicants can apply at any time for admission to the program in either the Fall or Spring.