We are always looking for dedicated students, researchers, and architects seeking advanced degrees in architecture. Information about our graduate programs is available here: https://dcp.ufl.edu/architecture/graduate-school/.
For the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree program, please submit all application materials by January 1st to be considered for the fall semester. For the Master of Science in Architectural Studies (MSAS) degree programs (including concentrations in Themed Environments Integration, Historic Preservation, Pedagogy, Acoustics, History/Theory/Criticism, Community Design, and Computational Design), we review application materials twice yearly. For the MSAS degree programs, please submit all application materials by January 1st to be considered for the fall semester, or by October 1st to be considered for admission in the following spring semester.
We will consider late applications received after these deadlines only on a space-available basis.
The application process consists of three principal components: 1) Documents that you personally submit online to the University of Florida Office of Graduate Admissions, 2) Documents and information that you request to be sent to UF, on your behalf, and 3) Documents that you submit to the School of Architecture directly. To avoid complications and delays in processing your application, send each of your application materials to the proper address as shown below. Note that individual departments do not have access to materials that are incorrectly sent to other offices. Please prepare your admissions packages to be sent to the locations noted below.
Package 1: Applicants should submit the following items to University of Florida Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Online Application (http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/admission/how-to-apply/). This is the first step in the Admissions process. On your Application, be sure to self-report your GPA on the form to expedite review. When asked if you are applying for re-admission to UF, be sure to mark “NO” unless you have previously attended UF as a graduate student. Florida residents should complete the Florida Residency Affidavit. Note that the Certificate of Financial Responsibility is NOT required.
- Application Fee ($30 USD).
- Letter of Intent: Please describe your motives and goals in pursuing a graduate education in architecture, as well as any intended focus or specialization. What are you looking for in your graduate studies? What educational and/or life experiences will you bring with you? Why are you applying to the University of Florida?
- Resume / Curriculum Vitae: This should include a summary of education, work experience, awards/recognition, publications, etc.
Package 2: Applicants should request that the following documents be sent to the University of Florida Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Official Transcripts: Official transcripts and credentials from all institutions of higher education previously attended. The University of Florida calculates your undergraduate grade point average (GPA) using the last 60 semester credits (or 90 quarter credits) of your bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average to be considered for admission. Note for international applicants: Please provide your official transcripts in both your country’s native language as well as English translations.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: Minimum GRE score is 300 for Verbal and Quantitative combined. Minimum Verbal score is 140. UF School Code is R5812 and the Department Code is 4401. Note: The GRE requirement has been temporarily waived for Fall 2021 admissions.
- Demonstration of English Language Proficiency: For applicants from outside the United States and Puerto Rico, you are required to demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the following methods: 1) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): The UF School Code for TOEFL scores is 5812 and the Department Code is 12. Minimum TOEFL scores: 550 (paper format), 213 (computer), or 80 (web-based); 2) IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum score: 6; 3) MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum score: 77; or 4) Successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute program.
- Three Letters of Recommendation: These letters should be written by people qualified to assess your past academic performance and/or professional experience, as well as your preparation and aptitude for advanced graduate studies in architecture. As a part of the application process, applicants will be asked to provide the names and contact information for individuals who have agreed to write letters on behalf of the applicant. UF will contact those individuals and provide them with a secure website allowing them to upload materials confidentially.
Most of the documents listed above will be submitted electronically. For any documents that must be sent by mail, please use the following addresses:
UF Office of Admissions
Gainesville FL 32611-4000 USA
(In case of using Fed Ex or DHL only)
UF Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville FL 32611-4000 USA
Package 3: Applicants should send the following item to the School of Architecture:
- Portfolio: Applicants should prepare a digital portfolio of previous design studio work, independent projects, and/or related creative work. Applicants who have completed pre-professional degrees and are seeking admission into the advanced degree program should use your portfolio to demonstrate strength in conceptual design, critical thinking, and understanding of architectural conventions (including plan, section, elevation, three-dimensional diagrams, renderings, physical models, etc). For applicants without extensive backgrounds in architecture, the portfolio should demonstrate any related visual and/or conceptual thinking skills. This may include freehand drawing, painting, photography, furniture design, construction, free verse, critical writing, etc. For the portfolio, there is no limit on the number of pages and no minimum or maximum number of projects to be included, although the final file must be small enough that it can be sent as an email attachment. Preferred page size is 8 1/2″ x 11″, saved as a series of 2-page spreads. Please use Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format for your portfolio. Portfolio should be emailed to Sheryl McIntosh at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or instructions, please e-mail our Admissions Officer, Sheryl McIntosh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can open, read and print copies of our admissions process forms and brochure below. Some of these documents are PDF files, readable and printable with the free Adobe Reader. (If your computer does not already have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free by clicking on the link below) You can apply online at the UF Office of the Registrar’s web site, whose link is also shown below. To avoid complications and delays in processing your application, send each of your application materials to the address printed on the form or to the correct address above.
- Online Application
- UF Graduate Catalog
- UF Graduate School
- UF International Center
- UF Office of the Registrar
- UF Student Financial Affairs
- Download free Adobe Reader
Note to Applicants
Once we have received all of the documents listed above, we will begin the review of your application. Following review of all applications, admission decisions are typically sent to applicants beginning in March for fall admissions. Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to provide information about the status of your application while reviews are pending. We will notify you if there are application materials missing. Please do not e-mail or call asking for information regarding the review process of your application. We will notify you immediately upon the decision of your admission. If you have any questions concerning the admissions process or instructions, please e-mail the Admissions Officer, Sheryl McIntosh, at email@example.com.