Masters Program

The School of Architecture accepts applications submitted online or through email. All applications submitted via email must have an electronic portfolio attached, and will not be considered without one. Required sections include personal information, educational history, and personal statement. Once you have completed the application forms, you should submit your application.

Application for Admission
$50 Application Fee

For questions at any time during the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Telephone 1-480-750-4475

Email admissions@theschoolofarchitecture.edu

JUN 19, 2021

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION DEADLINE

JUL 31, 2021

DOMESTIC APPLICATION DEADLINE

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO APPLY?

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters are required from persons familiar with the applicant’s intellectual and design abilities. At least one should be from a teacher/professor that has worked with the applicant in an academic setting. The recommender should complete the recommendation in the School-provided format and it must be submitted by the published application deadline. Reference letter templates are included in the application packet.

Portfolio

A portfolio of creative work must be submitted. The portfolio should reflect your level of creative ability. The portfolio for Master of Architecture should include architectural projects, when appropriate, or creative work in other media, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, furniture design, or photography. The portfolio should also consist of creative work in the realm of human experience.

The portfolio is to be submitted electronically.

Transcripts

Applicants must provide an official transcript, or academic record for each institution of higher education previously attended, even those that did not confer a degree. All transcripts must include a key, legend, or back copy of the transcript. Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation provided by a recognized credential evaluation service. Scans must be clear and legible, and all transcripts/records should include the student’s name. Transcripts provided with the application are considered unofficial and will be used for evaluation purposes only.

Any admission offers will be contingent on receiving and verifying all official transcripts, certified translations, and/or credential evaluations pertaining to the applicant’s entire post-secondary academic career, prior to the registration deadline.

Post-acceptance, official transcripts must arrive in an envelope sealed and stamped by the Registrar’s office. If the official transcript does not include the conferral date of the baccalaureate degree, please request an official copy of the diploma or provisional certificate as well. Transcripts (and diplomas) not in English must be accompanied by a translation and evaluation provided by a credential evaluation service.

Any fraudulent activity or discrepancies found between unofficial and official transcripts will result in the immediate revocation of the admission offer.

Personal Statement

In 1,000 words or less describe your interest in your chosen program of study and your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree. The personal statement should be provided with the application. The personal statement is your way of introducing yourself to the Admissions Committee and is one of several credentials that will determine your eligibility for admission. The essay should also discuss your interests, passions, constructions, and involvements.

The portfolio is to be submitted electronically.

Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

A resume of academic and employment information, awards, honors, etc.

Application Fee

An application fee of $50 USD, which is non-refundable and not applicable toward any other fees, is required via check, money order, credit card or wire transfer payable to The School of Architecture. Applications received without the fee will not be processed. Application fees are subject to change.

The portfolio is to be submitted electronically.

Interview

Applicants are required to complete an admissions interview with the Admissions Committee, preferably in person. Should applicants be unable to complete in person, Skype or another form of electronic communication may be utilized, but only as a last resort.

Prerequisite Classes

Admitted applicants to the M. Arch program are required to feel comfortable with computers and computer-related technology: Students will be expected to start the program with an awareness of current versions of design software (AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Rhino, SketchUp) and basic graphic design skills: color theory, fonts, and 2D layout. Students lacking these skills are highly encouraged and may be asked to partake in a summer Immersion Experience in order to gain proficiency prior to the fall semester.

The portfolio is to be submitted electronically.

International Applicants

English Language Proficiency

We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL. Our institution requires a minimum overall band score of 7.3 on IELTS academic
test.

The School of Architecture only accepts scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center. No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required. Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your official test scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution.

E-delivery Account Name: Carmen Kienow
E-delivery Account Address: ckienow@theschoolofarchitecture.edu

Visa and Immigration Information

All newly accepted international students are required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to submit proof of ability to fund their first year of attendance prior to issuance of I-20 forms. Immediate family members joining the community will also need to prove sufficient funds. Persons entering the program should plan on a minimum of three years of attendance