Graduate Architecture Admissions

The application deadline for the M.Arch. II/III, Academic M.A. and Ph.D. programs for Fall Semester and Summer Session is February 1.

The Master of Architecture degree is for students with a bachelors degree in any field, including architecture. Our program has two graduate tracks: Track II is a 2+ year program for students entering with a pre-professional baccalaureate degree in architecture (“4+2” model); Track III is a 3+ year program for those with a baccalaureate degree outside of architecture (students with a 4-year pre-professional degree in architecture may seek advanced placement). 

Master of Arts (MA) in Architecture degree is a 36-credit academic/research track for students with an undergraduate degree in architecture or a related discipline.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture degree is a 49-credit terminal degree involving rigorous coursework, independent research, culminating in a dissertation.

Graduate Certificates in Historic Preservation, Design-Build, Participatory Design, Architectural Acoustics, and the Architecture of Health & Wellness all require 12 credit hours. Anyone admitted to KU can pursue a graduate certificate in these subject areas. 

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