Graduate Admissions

Students interested in applying to graduate programs in the Sam Fox School must apply directly through the Graduate School of Art or the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. Below is general information about the application process.

Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design

The Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design offers the following programs:

Master of Architecture (MArch)
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
Master of Urban Design (MUD)
Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (MSAAD)
Master of Science in Architectural Studies (MSAS)

Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism (DrSU)

All applicants must submit an online application, which includes a portfolio, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, and other items as outlined in the instructions.

Interested in learning more about our graduate and doctoral programs in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design? Contact us, and we'll be happy to help!

Master's Program Applications
The online application for fall 2017 candidates to our master's programs is now available>>
All application materials must be received by January 15, 2017.

For more information about applying to our MArch, MLA, MUD, MSAAD, and MSAS programs, including portfolio requirements and courses prior to enrollment, visit the School's application section.

To download the pdf version of the application instruction sheet for the 2017 admission cycle, click here. Visit our FAQs page for specific questions about applying to our programs.

Doctoral Program Applications
The online application for fall 2017 candidates to our Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism Program is now available>>
All application materials must be received by April 15, 2017.

For more information about applying to our DrSU program, including portfolio requirements and courses prior to enrollment, visit the School's application section.

To download the pdf version of the application instruction sheet for the 2017 admission cycle, click here.

Graduate School of Art

The online application for fall 2017 candidates to our Master of Fine Arts program is now available>>
All application materials must be received by January 15, 2017.

Admissions decisions are based on the applicant's portfolio, academic records, statement of objectives, and references. Students may be admitted to the MFA program upon completion of the BFA degree or equivalent academic preparation.

To download the pdf version of the application instruction sheet for our current admission cycle, click here. For detailed information about applying to the Graduate School of Art, including requirements for both online and hard-copy materials, visit the School's application section.

Interested in learning more about our Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art program? Contact us, and we'll be happy to help!

International Applications

Applicants for whom English is not the native language must submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as part of their application for admission to programs in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design and the Graduate School of Art. For more detailed information about international applications, please visit the admissions section of the individual programs.