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Graduate Admissions

The UMN School of Architecture offers 5 graduate-level programs in architecture:

1. Master of Architecture

2. M.S. in Arch. - Sustainable Design

3. M.S. in Arch. - Heritage Conservation & Preservation

4. M.S. in Arch. - Metropolitan Design

5. M.S. in Arch. - Research Practices


The Master of Architecture program is the professional degree for those seeking to become licensed architects. 

The four M.S. programs offer a combination of academic and applied research opportunities, as well as professionally-oriented coursework, however, they do not satisfy the educational requirement for professional licensing.

The graduate admissions pages here will guide you through the admission process for these 5 programs.  Please pay careful attention to slight variations in the required application materials depending on the degree sought.





PLEASE NOTE:  Electronic submission of the portfolio is now our preferred method.  Visit Application Process for more information.



M. Arch.     January 15, 2016

M.S. SD     Rolling Admissions

Apply 4 Months Before Entry

M.S. HCP   January 15, 2016

M.S. MD    December 17, 2015

M.S. RP    Rolling Admissions



Our professional M. Arch. program can be combined with one of the M.S. programs as a Concurrent Degrees.


Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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