M.Arch - Admissions

Use this page for additional information on the admission requirements and process for: 

  • 2 year Master of Architecture program (for students with a Bachelor’s in Architecture)
  • 3.5 year Master of Architecture program (for students with any Bachelor’s degree)
  • Master of Science in Architecture (for students seeking a specialized research experience)
  • M.Arch Dual degree programs

We are currently accepting applications!

Applications deadlines are:

  • Spring 2024 -  November 15: ONLY research track M.Arch applicants are eligible to apply for Spring admissions.
  • Fall 2024 – January 1, 2024 for early scholarship consideration. Both research and synthesis track applications accepted. 
  • Fall 2024 – August 1 for Fall admissions

Join us for an online info session to learn more about our programs, or sign up for a Q&A to talk to a member of our graduate admissions team.

Application Requirements

Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to your online application:
(Please DO NOT send hardcopies. All documents must be uploaded into the online application)
  • Transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended. 
  • Two letters of recommendation: Please identify in your application the names of persons who will be writing recommendations. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for at least one from a person who knows your academic work. The individuals will receive an automated email message requesting a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume that outlines your work and educational background and experiences.
  • Personal statement, 500 words or less, of your current position on the discipline of architecture. Please be specific about influential courses, instructors, books, personal or professional experiences, and goals. In addition, please feel free to provide relevant context related to unique challenges (personal and or academic) you may have encountered during this current environment on how it may affect your application.  
  • Please visit the UB Graduate School for general admissions requirements to the University at Buffalo.

For the following combined degree programs, you will need to submit separate applications to be admitted to the respective programs. 

GRE scores are not required for graduate architecture applications

For those applicants wish to submit a GRE score the department encourages them to do so, and the score will be reviewed alongside other application materials.

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Individuals applying to dual degree programs must apply and be accepted in all relevant departments and meet all relevant departmental deadlines.