College of Architecture and Planning

  • All of the College of Architecture and Planning's professional degree programs are nationally accredited.
  • Ball State's architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning programs are uniquely blended in a studio-oriented design college, where all freshman students follow a common first-year curriculum introducing them to all three disciplines.
  • Our Department of Architecture is Indiana's only state-supported architecture program.
  • Ball State’s fourth-year architecture studio was named one of the nation’s seven best courses in sustainable design in 2016 by Architecture 2030. Students are designing and building a home that will produce all the energy it needs from renewable sources. The course will receive support from Architecture 2030, a nonprofit organization that seeks solutions to climate change in the built environment.
  • DesignIntelligence has consistently ranked our landscape architecture programs in the top 15 in the country. In 2016, the undergraduate program was ranked No. 6 and our graduate program, No. 12. Hiring professionals also placed Ball State in the top five for communication skills, construction methods and materials, cross-disciplinary teamwork, and design.

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  • Planetizen’s 2014 Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs ranked our master of urban and regional planning (MURP) program eighth in the Midwest and seventh among programs of its size.
  • The Community Based Projects program helped address planning and development issues around the memorial site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed during the 9/11 attacks.
  • The graduate program in historic preservation is one of the first of its kind in the Midwest and is uniquely housed in the Department of Architecture.