Graduate Admission-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

General Graduate Admission Information for SoArch 

APPLICATION DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2015 / Our online application is now CLOSED for Fall 2015 admission. Admission questions for Fall 2015 should be directed to our Graduate Admission Coordinator, Samantha Carter. The online application for Fall 2015 will be available November 1, 2014 through the final deadline February 1, 2015. *Our DPP program will have rolling admissions for Fall 2015. 

ALL NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE VALID TOEFL SCORES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE LIVED OR STUDIED IN THE UNITED STATES. Please note a change to our requirements for the TOEFL and IELTS exams. The minimum TOEFL score for acceptance in the School of Architecture is 100, with a minimum subscore of 24 in each category; Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing.  (Minimum accepted IELTS score is 7.0, with 6.5 in each section). Our graduate committee reserves the right to consider applicants who do not meet our 24 minimum requirement in each category.

General Application Requirements:

  • GRE scores (can be waived after interview for DPP applicants)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Three (3) References (to be completed online)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • $75 Application Fee (paid online)
  • Resume/CV 

Select Requirements:

  • Portfolio (required for all MAAD and MUD applicants, encouraged for MSSD applicants)
  • Website/URL of your work
  • TOEFL scores (required for all International applicants without English as a native language)
  • Interview (required for DPP)
Important Application Policy Update (effective Dec. 8, 2011)

All applications must be completed in their entirety by s/he whose name appears on the application. All supporting documents must be uploaded by the Applicant. Except for applications made by bona-fide not-for-profit organizations (e.g. Fulbright, Amideast), any application filled out wholly or in part by any person other than the Applicant will be disqualified. If you are an agent, consultant, or other third party acting on behalf of the Applicant you must declare so in writing (email is acceptable) to the Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Samantha Carter before beginning an application.

Helpful Links

  • How To Apply [pdf]
  • Online Application CLOSED

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions 
Samantha Carter

Graduate Programs
School of Architecture
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, Rm 412G
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA