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  • Arch Grad Application Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Architecture program must hold a B.A. or B.S. (*) in Architecture degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from a school of architecture that offers this degree as part of the accredited professional degree program sequence (**). Applicants from other undergraduate programs may be considered for admission, but would be expected if admitted to complete coursework inclusive of coverage of all Student Performance Criteria outlined in the NAAB Conditions of Accreditation. While application materials do not need to be sent in one complete package, a complete application to this graduate program includes the following required materials:

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal Statement (Topic given in application)
  • Official and original transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio containing examples of your work
  • The GRE is not required for admission

The portfolio may include exemplary work from Architecture as well as other creative and research work, and in total should convince the review committee that you are capable of producing independently conceived studio work at a high level of achievement. The portfolio should be in a compact format, no larger than 8.5” x 11”, either in a notebook, portfolio binder or a bound document. Portfolios should contain at least four to six representative Architecture studio projects that should demonstrate:

  • developed degree of competence in architectural design
  • ability to organize programmatic content
  • commitment to professionalism in the studio

Placement decisions will be communicated to accepted students as part of the Graduate Admissions Review process, along with a projected outline of studies toward graduation.

(*) Placement in the Master of Architecture program’s Architectural Design Studio sequence is subject to review of academic transcripts from the applicants’ B.A. or B.S. degree, and portfolio submittal. Accepted students may expect to complete a minimum of 4 Architectural Design Studios at Roger Williams University, depending on the number of undergraduate Architectural Design Studios completed previously.

(**) Placement in the Master of Architecture program coursework is subject to review of academic transcripts from the applicant’s B.A. or B.S. degree. Accepted students must complete all student performance criteria for the accredited degree as outlined in the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Conditions of Accreditation. This may include completion of additional coursework that is listed as undergraduate coursework at Roger Williams University. For specifics, please refer to the B.S. in Architecture / Master of Architecture 4+1.5-2 program requirements listed previously.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture / Master of Architecture 4+1.5-2 Degree Program

International applicants should also read through their additional requirements.

All documents to be mailed should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

For more information, or if you have questions about the application process please contact us at any time.