Architecture MFA

MFA Architecture – Admissions & Portfolio Requirements

1.     Harvard University

Deadline: January 2

2.     Columbia University

Deadline: January 15

3.     Yale University

Deadline: January 2

4.     Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Deadline: December 31

 5.     Cornell University

Deadline: January 3

6.     Southern California Institute of Architecture

Deadline: December 16

7.     University of Virgina

Deadline: December 16

 8.     University of California, Berkeley

Deadline: December 17

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Contact:

Office of Admissions
Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Suite 422
Cambridge, MA 02138

admissions@gsd.harvard.edu
T: 617.495.5453 / F: 617.495.8949

Deadline: January 2

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume and Essay
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Online Application Form.
  2. Application Fee of $90 (non-refundable) for each application submitted.
  3. Transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you have received credit (please note that transcripts must be scanned into the online application; official transcripts sent to the GSD are not accepted at the time of application). Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  4. Letters of Recommendation (three), which must be submitted electronically through the online application.
  5. Resume and Essay
  6. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores, required of all applicants. When requesting that GRE or GMAT scores be sent to Harvard University, applicants should use the institution code for the Graduate School of Design (3455); a department code is not needed.
  1. For International Students: Evidence of English Proficiency (TOEFL scores). Reporting codes for TOEFL scores are the same as those for the GRE. The minimum required TOEFL iBT total score is 92, with the following minimum section requirements: reading, 23, speaking 23, listening 23, writing 23. The preferred total TOEFL iBT score is 104 or above, with individual section scores of 26 or above. If TOEFL iBT is not available, you must take the paper-based TOEFL. Applicants must achieve a minimum total score of 577 and a minimum of 57 on each section. A score of 600 is preferred, with individual section scores.

 

Portfolio:

  • Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes their most important and representative design work. All portfolios must be submitted online. Submission instructions can be found in the Instructions for Applying for Admission. Hardcopy portfolios will not be accepted.
  • Portfolios should be formatted as follows:
    • One PDF file only – no separate JPG, TIFF, or PPT files.
    • Portfolios may be composed of no more than one separate PDF, 40MB maximum. Total pages submitted may not exceed thirty. Cover pages or table of contents do not count towards total pages.
    • Portfolios will be viewed by the Committee on a typical computer screen, so please format accordingly. Recommended sizes for page layouts are 12” x 18” or A3.
    • A maximum resolution of 150 dpi is recommended for all images appearing in the portfolio (or for the whole PDF file). RGB is the recommended format for color management on computer monitors.
    • When importing line drawings into PDF format, please check that line weights are properly reproduced or adjusted.
    • Text fonts should be legible when portfolio pages are viewed full-screen on a 15” monitor.
    • Applicants have the option of submitting one video as a supplement to the PDF portfolio. Videos should bbe in MOV or WMV format and no more than 60 seconds in length. Videos should be sized for 640 x 480 px. In exceptional cases where video has been a primary focus of an applicant’s previous design work, up to three video files may be submitted.

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Contact:

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Columbia University
Office of Admissions
400 Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts and Academic record
  • GRE
  • TOEFL
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Online Application
  2. Application fee $75
  3. Three letters of recommendation, which should be submitted by e-mail to mail_arch@columbia.edu
  4. Personal Statement: In approximately 500 words, describe your background, your past work in your intended field of study, and your plans for graduate study and a professional career.
  5. Transcripts in English: A transcript from each university attended and credit earned is required. All transcripts must be received by the application deadline.
    You may “upload” a scanned copy of your transcript or academic record to your online application prior to submitting the application. 
  6. Uploading a scanned copy of your transcript or academic record
    – Please scan a current copy of your transcript at the lowest dpi that results in a legible document (we recommend to use under 200 dpi whenever possible).
    – You must ensure that the institution name and other identifying marks are not missed during the scanning process and that your scanned copy is clearly legible and can print on US Letter size paper (8 ½” x 11″)
    – You will want to ensure that you also include the transcript legend (back page in most cases).
    – You will want to be certain that your document is saved as a PDF file.
    – You will want to ensure that its size is less then 1000kb (1mb). Scanning in “gray scale” or black and white may produce the best results.
    – If the scanned file is too large then you may want to make a photocopy first (experiment with different settings until you find one that results in the smallest file size) then scan the photocopy. If the scanned file is too large and you cannot reduce the size while maintaining legibility, you may send a PDF file to mail_arch@columbia.edu
    Mailing a copy of your transcript or academic record. Mailed transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by notarized English translations. Please mail your transcripts to the following address:

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Columbia University
Office of Admissions
400 Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

  1. GRE (Minimum score: 150 Verbal)
  2. International Students only:
  • All applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Information can be obtained by contacting TOEFL/ TSE Services, phone 1-877-863-3546 (inside US) or (609) 771-7100 (outside US) or by webwww.ets.org/toefl. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test or 100 on the internet-based test is required for admission. The institution code is 2164 and Dept. Code 12. International students who have successfully completed two years of study in an English-speaking institution may waive the TOEFL exam requirement provided they can submit relevant transcripts. The GSAPP does not accept the IELTS in lieu of the TOEFL exam.

 

Portfolio:

Portfolios must be postmarked by the application deadlines listed above. The GSAPP does not accept digital portfolios. Portfolios should be mailed to the following address: Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Columbia University Office of Admissions 400 Avery Hall 1172 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027 MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE – All applicants must submit a portfolio containing reproductions of original drawings, prints, graphic design, or sculpture. Portfolios must not exceed 8.5 X 11 inches(22 X 28cm) or be more than 0.5 inch (2cm) thick. Large Portfolios with glass or protruding metal parts, slides, DVD’s, or CDs are not acceptable. Portfolios must be marked with the applicants’ name. M.S. ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & M.S. ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN – Applicants must submit examples of architectural design following the above format. Portfolios that do not conform to this format will not be accepted. Please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to have your portfolio returned. For international addresses you may submit postage coupons in lieu of U.S. stamps. All Architectural portfolios will be discarded May 15 unless return is requested prior to this date.

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Contact:

180 York Street, New Haven, CT 06511

gradarch.admissions@yale.edu

Deadline: January 2

Checklist:

  • Online application
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized examinations
  • TOEFL
  • Personal Essay
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  • Online application
  • Non-refundable application fee $85
  • Transcripts: A transcript or academic record indicating degree earned or anticipated is required from each college or university attended and listed in the Academic Record section of the online application. Applicants will need to upload a scanned copy of the applicant’s official transcript or academic record to the application (please ensure that the scanned copy is legible).
  • Applicants who have attended international institutions must submit transcripts or certified attestations of study. If such documents are not written in English, certified English translations are required. Once translated, the original transcript as well as the certified translation should be uploaded to the online application.
  • Standardized examinations: All applicants, including international students, are required to take the General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Program of the Educational Testing Service. For information regarding this test, test dates and locations, and/or to arrange to take the test, visit www.ets.org/gre. Although the test may be taken at any time, it should be taken no later than the preceding December. On August 1, 2011, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) implemented the GRE revised General Test. For detailed information on this new test, visit www.ets.org/gre. ETS will provide the School with the ability to compare, on an equivalent basis, scores between the old and new tests. Therefore, applicants satisfied with results from tests taken prior to August 1, 2011, do not need to take the new test.
  • The Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English, regardless if the applicant’s prior education was at an institution where English was the primary language of instruction. For further information regarding the test and/or to arrange to take the test, visit www.toefl.org. The TOEFL must be taken by no later than the preceding December. Applicants are required to record their examination scores in the online application for each test date taken. Do not send hard copies. The Yale School of Architecture institution code number for the GRE and TOEFL iBT is 3985. Please note that this is different from other Yale University code numbers. Unless 3985 is used on the test form, applicants’ scores may not reach the School.
  • Personal essay:An essay, not exceeding one page, that includes a brief personal history and reasons for applying is required and must be uploaded to the online application.
  • Curriculum vitae: A curriculum vitae (résumé of academic and employment experience) is required and must be uploaded to the online application.
  • Letters of recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required and must be uploaded by each recommender by no later than January 2, 2014. At least one letter of recommendation should be from a person with direct knowledge of the applicant’s professional potential and academic ability.

 

Portfolio:

  • A digital portfolio (a single pdf document optimized not to exceed 64mb) will need to be uploaded to the online application. The portfolio will be viewed on computer screens, so resolution above 150 dpi is not necessary. Pages of the pdf portfolio should be uploaded as spreads.
  • The portfolio should be a well-edited representation of the applicant’s creative work. Portfolios may not contain videos. Anything submitted that is not entirely the applicant’s own work must be clearly identified as such.
  • For the M.Arch. I program, the portfolio should demonstrate the applicant’s drawing skills and three-dimensional aptitude. Work represented may include drawings, paintings, sculpture, sketches, furniture and architectural designs, or other materials.
  • For the M.Arch. II program, the portfolio should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to pursue advanced work in architectural design.

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Contact:

MIT Department of Architecture
Attn: Admissions
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-337
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Telephone: (617) 715-4490

Deadline: December 31

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Statement of Objectives
  • GRE
  • IELTS / TOEFL
  • Interview
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee $75
  • Statement of Objectives: Research our faculty members and the work they are doing. Make note of the work you find interesting in your personal statement. A match between your academic pursuits and the work performed here is important.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE: Required for MArch, SMBT, PhD programs.
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores are required for EVERY applicant whose first language is not English. There are no exceptions. Previous education in English will not suffice. Check English Proficiency Requirement under the degree of your interest for specific information on minimum scores. Applicants must request that an official copy of their test results be sent directly to MIT by IELTS International or Educational Testing Service. IELTS and TOEFL Scores must be no older than two years as of the date of application. To avoid delays, please use the following codes when having your TOEFL scores sent to MIT: Institutional Code: 3514
    Department Code: 12
  • Interview is not required, but recommended
  • Resume
  • Transcripts: A scanned PDF copy of an original transcript (or English translation) from each university should be uploaded in the application. In addition, we require that one official copy of each transcript (with English translation) be sent by December 31 to:

Architecture Graduate Admissions
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-337
Cambridge, MA 02139

Portfolio:

  • Many of our degrees require that you submit a portfolio, including for those applicants who do not have a previous architecture degree or background.
  • The portfolio should include evidence of recent creative work: personal, academic and/or professional. Choose what you care about, what you think is representative of your best work, and what is expressive of you.
  • Written material (articles or papers) may be included with the application, and are particularly appropriate for the PhD programs. Portfolio requirements vary by program.
  • Be sure to review the portfolio requirements specific to the program to which you are applying. Applicants whose programs require portfolios should plan to upload an electronic version to the online application with the exception of the Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology Program. ACT portfolios will be mailed on CD to the Architecture Department.

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Contact:

Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
129 Sibley Dome, Cornell University,

Ithaca, NY 14853

Deadline: January 3

Checklist:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE
  • TOEFL
  • Sample of academic writing
  • Statement of purpose
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Two letters of recommendation
  2. Transcripts: Submit completed and official transcripts from each college or university previously attended to the field to which you are applying. If it is against an institution’s policy to send transcripts to the applicant, the transcripts can be mailed by the school directly to the field to which you are applying.
  3. TOEFL minimum score of 250 computer-based or 600 paper-based. The graduate architecture program has set the following minimum scores for the Internet-based test, which measures all four language skills important for communication:

Writing: 25, Listening: 25, Reading: 25, Speaking: 25

  1. Sample of academic writing is recommended for Ph.D. program. Sample cannot exceed 10 pages, should relate to the area of research intent, and must be written in English.
  2. Statement of purpose for professional M.Arch., M.S., and Ph.D. applicants: A one- or two-page statement, preferably printed on white paper, outlining your research interests and intentions for graduate study at Cornell. Please relate these intentions to your previous design and academic experience, and to your future goals.
  3. Statement of purpose for post-professional M.Arch. applicants: A one- or two-page statement outlining your research interests and intentions for graduate study at Cornell. Please relate these intentions to your previous design and academic experience, and to your future goals, including the territory you wish to pursue in the program: Architecture & Urbanism, Architecture & Ecology, or Architecture & Discourse.
  4. GRE Requirements: All applicants to graduate programs in architecture are required to take the GRE aptitude tests of the Educational Testing Service. Scores must be sent directly to the college or to the Graduate School as part of their application materials.Information about the times and places or test administration may be obtained directly from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541, (609) 921-9000.

 

Portfolio:

  • Portfolio of creative work will be accepted on-line at https://cornellaap.slideroom.com (required for post-professional M. Arch. II; preferred for M. Arch.) or in print format (M. Arch. only).
    • For M. Arch. applicants: Portfolio of creative work will be accepted on-line at https://cornellaap.slideroom.com (preferred) or in print format. As part of the application, all applicants are required to submit a portfolio which should represent the applicant’s best work and consist mainly of reproductions of 20 to 30 pieces of creative drawings, two-or-three dimensional work, and models.
    • If any portfolio project, drawing or model has been produced by several designers or if the design was produced in a professional setting, each drawing must be labeled, clearly stating the number of designers, which drawings were produced by the applicant, and a list of the names of all members of the group project. If the project was produced in an office, an office setting, or as an assistant to an author, then the office name, supervisor, and all members of the team must be identified.
    • Details for print submission:
    • Applicant’s name, address, date and year must be clearly marked on the cover (and on any detachable contents). The contents of a submitted portfolio should measure no more than 8-1/2 by 11 inches in size.
    • Details for online submission (preferred):If an applicant wishes to submit their portfolio online, they should go to https://cornellaap.slideroom.com and follow the step-by-step instructions.
    • The first page of the portfolio must contain the following: “This portfolio contains the design work of [applicant’s name here]”.
    • Send portfolio to:
      Graduate Programs in Architecture

College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

Cornell University
235 Sibley Dome
Ithaca, NY 14853

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Contact:

SCI-Arc Admissions Office
960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
T: 213.613.2200 x320
admissions@sciarc.edu

Deadline: December 16

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Transcripts
  • GRE
  • TOEFL / IELTS
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

1.       Online Application

2.       Non-refundable $85 application fee

3.       Statement of purpose: This one-page essay should explain your desire to study architecture, and in particular, why you wish to pursue an architectural education at SCI-Arc.

4.       Resume: All applicants are required to submit a resume or curriculum vitae. This document should list your education, any of your professional experiences, academic and artistic achievements, and/or published works.

5.       Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation, which should attest to their academic achievements and/or creative abilities, or professional experience. At least two (2) letters of recommendation should come from past or current instructors. Applicants with extensive work experience may submit letters of recommendation from professional references. Each letter of recommendation must be accompanied by a completed letter of recommendation form (found HERE).

6.       Academic Transcripts: Official academic transcripts from all schools previously or currently attended are required, regardless of credits received or courses completed. These records should include coursework through the most recent term completed at each school. Applicants in the process of completing their degree will be required to submit a final official transcript that indicates the degree completed and the date it was received. Official transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope directly from each school. Students who have acquired less than 60 credit hours/units as of the date of the deadline, must also submit an official high school transcript that shows they have received their high school diploma. Transcripts from schools located internationally must be officially evaluated and translated into English.

7.       GRE: Applicants to the M.Arch 1 or M.Arch 2 programs are required to submit official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. All test scores should be received no later than the appropriate application deadline. For more information on the GRE, go to www.ets.org/gre. SCI-Arc’s GRE School Code is 2781.

8.       TOEFL/IELTS Test: All international students applying from non-English speaking countries are required to submit official test scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score requirement is ninety (90) for the internet-based TOEFL, a five-hundred-and-eighty-three (583) for the paper-based TOEFL, or a six-point-five (6.5) band score for the IELTS. All test scores should be received no later than the appropriate application deadline. Students who have completed a minimum of two years of formal instruction at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction may be eligible to waive this requirement. Please contact the Admissions Office for detailed information regarding this process. Only test scores completed within the past two years will be accepted. For more information on the TOEFL and IELTS, please visit www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org. SCI-Arc’s TOEFL School Code is 7802.

Portfolio:

  • All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative work. Portfolios should consist of a minimum of 15 pieces of creative work. Individuals who have no formal architectural education or experience should include work that demonstrates his/her visual design sensibilities, sense of form and space, experience with different materials or media, craftsmanship, and imagination. This work may include but is not limited to: drawings, sketches, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, or wood and metal work.
  •  Applicants with a background in architecture are expected to present appropriately documented architectural projects in place of or in addition to other creative work.

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Contact:

Graduate Admissions
School of Architecture
Campbell Hall
P.O. Box 400122
Charlottesville VA 22904–4122
Telephone: (434) 924–6442

Deadline: December 16

Deadline:

  • Online Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Application Fee
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL
  • GRE
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Online Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts will be reviewed by the Admissions Committees, however offers of admissions are not binding until official transcripts have been received and verified by the School of Architecture Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. For the initial application review, we ask that you upload your unofficial transcripts to the application. If you cannot upload unofficial transcripts to the application, you may also mail the transcripts to the addresses listed at the bottom of this page.  
  3. Non-refundable application fee $60
  4. Resume / CV (Curriculum Vitae) 
  5. Statement of Intent
  6. Essay: Required for all applications: essay requirements for each department are located under the Supplemental Material section in the application.
  7. Letters of Recommendation: You are required to submit three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be from former teachers if you received your undergraduate degree within the last five years. Letters from former employers are also encouraged. Your recommenders must submit their letters of recommendation via the online application module.
  8. Official TOEFL scores. If you are an international applicant whose first or native language is not English, you are also required to take the TOEFL examination. You must retake your exam if the scores are more than 2 years old. The minimum required score is 600 for the paper–based exam and 250 for the computer–based exam, and 90 for the internet–based exam.  Test scores should be forwarded directly from Educational Testing Services to the School of Architecture. The School of Architecture institution code number on the TOEFL form is 5820. IELTS scores will also be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL. Applications should receive a score of 7.0 on the IELTS exam.
  9. Official GRE scores. You are required to take the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test scores should be forwarded directly from Educational Testing Services to the School of Architecture. The School of Architecture institution code number on the GRE form is 5820. You must retake the exam if your scores are more than 5 years old. Please note: Due to a system change at U.Va., if ETS sent your GRE scores to U. Va. prior to August 2008, we will not be able to retrieve your scores. Please ask ETS to resend your scores. Scores must be submitted by the appropriate application deadline listed above.

Portfolio:

  • All Master of Architecture and/or Master of Landscape Architecture applicants are required to submit an electronic portfolio with the online application to each program.
  • Additionally, the portfolio should provide an indication of your aptitude for thinking critically and creatively through design. This can come in many forms. Such items as photographs of executed artwork, pottery, sculpture, photographic essays, and weaving have been submitted in the past. In addition, we have received prose, poetry, published writings, and illustrated reports as evidence of an applicant’s interest and experience in dealing with design or aesthetic matters. With the new digital requirement, you can also embed links to online YouTube videos in your portfolio. All of these can be meaningful, and we encourage you to think freely about the manner in which they may meet this application requirement.
  • Applicants to the Master of Architecture Path 1 program must submit a portfolio which illustrates the design and/or research issues they wish to pursue if admitted to program.
  • For successful submission, the portfolio:
    • Must be no more than 15 MB. Any portfolio over 15 MB will not be accepted by our online form.
    • Must be a pdf file. We do not accept any other file types.
    • The portfolios will be reviewed digitally (it will not be printed), therefore we suggest formatting your portfolio for view on a computer screen, and we suggest using a horizontal format in your design.
    • Do not include photos of yourself or your Social Security Number in the electronic portfolio.

 

Contact:

232 Wurster Hall #1800
Phone: (510) 642-5577
Email: archgrad@berkeley.edu (M.Arch)
likoch@berkeley.edu (M.S., Ph.D.)

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Deadline: December 17

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts of academic records
  • GRE
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal statement
  • TOEFL / IELTS
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee $80
  • Resume
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation must be submitted via the UC Berkeley Graduate Division online application by the application deadline. Applicants may submit additional letters if desired. Only letters that are submitted online will be considered. If your recommender is having trouble with the submittal system, please contact your graduate program adviser.
  • Transcripts of academic records: You must submit records of all college-level courses you have taken by requesting official transcripts to be sent from each institution you have attended, including any community colleges. You will probably have to submit a fee for each transcript.
  • GRE required: Applicants taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must have their official scores reported to the UC Berkeley Graduate Division by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Only GRE scores taken after June 2009 are valid. There is no minimum score requirement.
  • Statement of purpose: This is your academic statement. It should include a description of why you want to study your proposed subject field, why you want to study at UC Berkeley, and how our program can help you achieve your professional goals.
  • Personal statement: The Personal History Statement should convey how a combination of life experiences, idealism, role models, education and work experiences have influenced your decision to apply. You may also include any educational, familial, cultural, economic or social experiences, challenges or opportunities relevant to your academic journey. For tips on writing the Personal History Statement, see UC Berkeley’s Personal Statement Guide.
  • TOEFL / IELTS: All international applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate English-language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. The TOEFL and IELTS must have been taken after June 2012. Minimum required scores are 570 for the paper-based test, 230 for the computer-based test, and at least 68 for the internet-based test (iBT).
    • GRE School Code: 4833
    • GRE Architecture Department Code: 4401
    • GRE City and Regional Planning Department Code: 4402
    • GRE Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department Code: 4405
    • GRE Urban Design Program Code: 4406
TOEFL School and Department Codes
  • TOEFL School Code: 4833
  • TOEFL Architecture Department Code: 12
  • TOEFL City and Regional Planning Department Code: 97
  • TOEFL Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department Code: 99
  • TOEFL Urban Design Department Code: 99

Portfolio:

  • The portfolio may contain up to 12 pages (8-1/2″x11″-format) of design content. Please note that beyond 12 pages, your portfolio may not be reviewed. Title page and/or table of contents may be submitted, and will not count toward the 12 pages of content. The digital portfolio should showcase recent, high-quality work, and will be judged on both content and overall design. Applicants without professional training may submit work that shows other evidence of creativity (studio art, construction/renovation, furniture design, etc.) and clearly demonstrates interest in the proposed subject field. Any material that is not entirely the applicant’s own work must be clearly identified.
  • Portfolio must be saved as a single file in PDF format, and submitted via the UC Berkeley Graduate Division online application. The filesize must be no larger than 10MB. If your portfolio PDF file exceeds 10MB, try compressing it in Adobe Acrobat.

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Ashcan Studio Student Work for MFA admissions

 

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