Admission Requirements: Architecture, M.Arch.

Thanks for your interest in the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) Program at the School of Architecture and Design at New York Tech.

The M.Arch. program offers a first professional Master of Architecture Degree in two tracks:

Track I is a 3-year, 90 credit-hour track for applicants who have an undergraduate bachelor's degree in a discipline other than architecture;

Track II is a 2-year, 60 credit-hour track for applicants holding a pre-professional, 4-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, Architectural Technology, or equivalent.

Accepted students are admitted to begin this degree in fall semesters only. The admission requirements depend on the track for which you are eligible.

Track I, 3-Years (90 credit-hours)

This track is for applicants who have an undergraduate bachelor's degree in disciplines other than architecture. Candidates to the 3-year track must earn 90 credit-hours and satisfactorily complete all required courses before a degree is granted.

If you have earned graduate credits at another college and would like to request transfer credits (maximum nine credits, and taken within no more than the 5 prior years) please complete the Graduate Credit Transfer Form.


ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING prior to submitting portfolio of creative work
  • Completed New York Tech online application.
  • Nonrefundable application fee.
    • Document Submission Form: Please submit the following documents through the Document Submission Form.
      • CV highlighting your professional work, experiences and accomplishments.
      • References: Provide name, institution or employer, position, email addresses and phone number of three people who have direct knowledge of your professional and academic ability and potential. When you register, your recommenders will receive an email notification to submit their letters through the New York Tech online process.
      • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts in progress are sufficient to make an admission decision. Final, official transcripts are reviewed prior to registration and are required. Final, official undergraduate transcripts are required for all university level schools attended.
      • Proof of degree: Official copy of college diploma or other proof of degree (Note: proof of degree is required before commencement of coursework, but not before submission of portfolio).
      • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation.
    • DOCUMENT SUBMISSION FORM


ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS / PORTFOLIO OF CREATIVE WORK
  • The following courses are strongly recommended prior to applying to Track I of the M.Arch program:
    • 1 college level advance mathematics course (calculus is preferred)
    • 1 physics course or equivalent subject
    • Art, history-theory and/or architecture-related courses
  • A portfolio of creative work is required with your application to Track I of the M.ARCH. program:
    • The creative Portfolio should consist of 10-15 pages of your own visual work (format PDF/ MP4, size limit 35 MB).
    • The creative portfolio can include assignment-based projects, self-directed work or pieces of a collaborative nature, and could contain multimedia work, photography, drawings, sketches, collages, models, paintings, sculpture, poetry, furniture design, etc. Scan or photograph the resulting work and organize it into a single, multipage PDF. Please identify each piece with a date, title, medium, and a brief explanation of the artwork and its context—academic project, work-related project, independent work, or research. For any team or collaborative projects, please identify all participants and highlight your own contributions.
  • Name your PDF files in the following format:
    020_MArch_Portfolio-Track I_LastName_FirstName.pdf
  • Maximum file size is 35 MB. Please be aware of this limitation when formatting files and resolution for your work. Files larger than 35 megabytes may be rejected by the New York Tech server. Links to materials available through web links, Youtube, Dropbox, or other should be included in a table of contents on the first page of the portfolio.
Submit Portfolio

Track II, 2-Years (60 credit-hours)

This track is for applicants holding a pre-professional, 4-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, Architectural Technology, or equivalent. Candidates to the 2-year track must earn 60 credit-hours and satisfactorily complete all required courses before a degree is granted.

International applicants must have a degree from an international institution of acceptable standards.

If you have received graduate credits at another college, and would like to request transfer credits (maximum nine credits, and taken within no more than the 5 prior years) please complete the Graduate Credit Transfer Form.


ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING prior to submitting portfolio of design work
  • Completed New York Tech online application.
  • Nonrefundable application fee.
    • Document Submission Form: Please submit the following documents through the Document Submission Form.
      • CV highlighting your professional work, experiences and accomplishments.
      • References: Provide name, institution or employer, position, email addresses and phone number of three people who have direct knowledge of your professional and academic ability and potential. When you register, your recommenders will receive an email notification to submit their letters through the New York Tech online process.
      • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts in progress are sufficient to make an admission decision. Final, official transcripts are reviewed prior to registration and are required. Final, official undergraduate transcripts are required for all university level schools attended.
      • Proof of degree: Official copy of college diploma or other proof of degree (Note: proof of degree is required before commencement of coursework, but not before submission of portfolio).
      • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation.
    • DOCUMENT SUBMISSION FORM


ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS / PORTFOLIO OF DESIGN WORK
  • Applicants to Track II of the M.Arch program must fulfill the following prerequisite courses:
    • 4 design studio courses at a variety of scales and programs
    • Previous course work that fulfills the majority of required courses included in the first two years of our B.S.A.T. or B.Arch. programs and in the areas of:
      • architectural design
      • architectural structure
      • building construction
      • visualization and technical drawings
      • architectural history
  • A portfolio of architecture design work is required with your application to Track II of the M.ARCH. program:.
    • The portfolio of architecture design work should not exceed 15-20 pages (format PDF/ MP4, size limit 35 MB).
    • The portfolio of architecture design work should include work from a minimum of four design studio courses. Selected studio work should demonstrate the candidate's ability to integrate appropriate levels of design and technical content, with clear and appropriate presentation skills.
    • Applicants are also encouraged to include examples of creative work outside of studio coursework. These may include drawings, paintings, sculpture, performance, video, animation, and/or audio recordings, etc. Please identify each piece with a date, title, medium, and brief explanation of the creative work and its context—academic project, work-related project, independent work, or research. For any team or collaborative projects please identify all participants and highlight your own contributions.
  • Name your PDF files in the following format:
    020_MArch_Portfolio-Track II_LastName_FirstName.pdf
  • Maximum file size is 35 MB. Please be aware of this limitation when formatting files and resolution for your work. Files larger than 35 megabytes may be rejected by the New York Tech server. Links to materials available through web links, Youtube, Dropbox, or other should be included in a table of contents on the first page of the portfolio.
Submit Portfolio

Deadlines

Applications for admission to the M.Arch. program are due January 15. Applications received later will be considered pending available space in the program.

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