Application: Master of Architecture II

The Master of Architecture II program will serve professionals who wish to continue in practice with higher research and design skills in those areas in which the program offers specialization. It will additionally prepare those who wish to develop parallel careers in teaching and/or continue to engage in research toward an appropriate Ph.D degree at another institution.

The Master of Architecture II program is open to applicants who:

  • hold the degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), the Master of Architecture I (M.Arch I) or an equivalent degree from an international institution.

  • have completed a minimum of one year of work experience after obtaining their first professional degree.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application form

  • A nonrefundable application fee of $70

  • Official academic records (transcripts) from all colleges and universities from which you have received credit

  • GRE scores are required.

  • TOEFL score is required if you have less than three years of study in English.

  • Recommendation letters (three are required)

  • Resumé/CV

  • Written Essay: The essay should succinctly explain your interest in the M.Arch II program as well as the specified area of concentration

  • Examples of written work

  • Portfolio: Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes their most important and representative design and written work. The portfolio should consist of professional, academic and/or scholarly work. It should be bound into a brochure no larger than 9" x 12" (overall size). Applicant should not submit CDs, slides, loose sheets or original drawings. Simple packaging is preferred.

  • Potential candidates will be required to be available and make necessary arrangements for a personal interview. Interview expenses will be the responsibility of the candidate.

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be accepted through February 13, 2014.

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