Graduate Architecture

MArch Application Checklist


Admission Qualifications

  • Acceptance by the Graduate School (U.S. applicants) or the Rinker Center for International Programs (international applicants).
  • Conformance of the requirements with the Department of Architecture.

Admission Process

U.S. applicants must apply to Ball State University via the Graduate School.

International applicants must apply to Ball State University via the Rinker Center for International Programs.

Department of Architecture Required Admission Materials

Application materials below, as well as questions relating to the below materials, should be addressed to Julie Kratzner.

Items 1-6 must be sent electronically in PDF format to Julie Kratzner

  1. Resume 
  2. Statement of purpose: Why, specifically, do you want to come to Ball State University to earn a master of architecture degree?
  3. Writing sample from an academic course. Example of your best work. No specific length or subject.
  4. GRE (Graduate Records Examination) scores. The institution code is 1051. The department code is 4401. The GRE is required for International applicants as well as U.S. applicants.
  5. Three letters of recommendation and recommendation form: You must provide the e-mail address of 3 recommenders when filling out the Graduate School Application. Recommenders will be notified electronically to upload their letter of recommendation and complete the on line recommendation form through the Graduate School application process.     
  6. Portfolio: for those who have an undergraduate degree in architecture. Include previous design work in university courses and studios and/or professional practice. If teamwork is shown, you must clearly indicate what your role was. Artistic work and hands-on building work may also be included. For those without an undergraduate degree in architecture we are looking for examples that demonstrate creative aptitude and artistic skills. 

 The department is still accepting applications for 2015.

Department of Architecture
Architecture Building (AB), Room 402
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1900
Fax: 765-285-1765