MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (M.Arch) PROFESSIONAL DEGREE
Admission Process (view Application Check List)
Apply to Graduate School for admission to Ball State
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.
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Upon completion of Step 1 (application to Graduate School), Julie Kratzner, Programs
Assistant, will email you an invite to upload application materials into BSUbox (if you do not receive a BSUbox invite, please check SPAM folder). Items 1-4 must be separate PDF documents.
2. Statement of purpose: (500-1000 words) What are your
interests and ambitions for your graduate studies? How does your previous design
and work experiences connect with these goals? Consider how you might provide
additional information to describe your portfolio further. Please note: This
statement will also be evaluated as a writing sample.
3. Portfolio (50 mb max): 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
For those without an undergraduate degree in architecture: provide
examples that demonstrate creative aptitude and artistic skills.
4. GRE (Graduate Records Examination) is optional for those
with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above. Should you have a GPA below 3.0 or simply would like for us to consider your GRE scores in your application review - a scanned copy of
your scores sent to you by ETS is acceptable.
5. Three (3) References: You must provide the
e-mail address of (3) references when filling out the Graduate School
Application. References will be notified electronically to complete the on-line recommendation form through the
Graduate School application process.
Application (step 1 & 2) must be complete by January 20, 2017 for priority admission and consideration of financial assistance (i.e., graduate assistantship; scholarship). Please note that we will still accept applications after this date but we cannot guarantee that financial assistance opportunities will be available.
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