Are you ready to apply to one of our master’s or graduate certificate programs? We have a two-part admissions process in which you’ll need to apply to both the Ball State Graduate School as well as directly to the academic program of your choice.

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1. Apply to the Graduate School

Complete a Graduate School online application.

Send official transcripts from any institution other than Ball State where you have taken college-level course work. The minimum GPA for regular admission is 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the latter half of your baccalaureate.

You'll be notified in writing when you have been accepted, and the Graduate School will then forward your application and admission letter to the Department of Architecture.

Apply to the Graduate School

2. Apply to the Academic Program

Master of Architecture

Do You Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture?

  • Yes—You should apply for our two-year program this fall semester, which begins in August. Your final application deadline is May 31, 2017.
  • No—You should apply for our three-year program during the summer semester, which begins in May. Your final application deadline is March 24, 2017.

Instructions

Upon acceptance to the Graduate School, Julie Kratzner, programs assistant, will email you an invitation to upload your application materials into Ball State’s Box.com account. (If you do not receive a Box invitation, please check your junk mail.)

Required Materials

The following items must be separate PDF documents:

  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)—Address the following:
    • 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.
  • Portfolio (50 MB max)—Include previous design work in university courses and studios and/or professional practice. If teamwork is shown, you must clearly indicate your role. Artistic work and hands-on building work may also be included.
  • GRE (Graduate Records Examination)—This is optional for anyone with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Should you have a GPA below 3.0 or simply would like for us to consider your GRE scores, please include a scanned copy of your scores sent to you by ETS.
  • Three References—You must provide email addresses for three references, who will be notified electronically to complete an online recommendation form that is part of the Graduate School application.
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Deadlines

Priority Deadline

Application to both the Graduate School and our program (steps 1 and 2) must be complete by January 20, 2017 for priority admission and consideration of financial assistance (i.e., graduate assistantships and scholarships). Please note that we will still accept applications after this date but we cannot guarantee that financial assistance opportunities will be available.

Final Deadline

  • If you have a bachelor’s in architecture – May 31, 2017
  • If you don’t have a bachelor’s in architecture – March 24, 2017
Master of Historic Preservation

Applying to Historic Preservation

You must submit the following items electronically in PDF format to Julie Kratzner:

  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose—Why do you want to come to Ball State University to earn a master of science degree and enter the profession of historic preservation?
  • Writing sample from an academic course—This should be an example of your best work, and there are no specific length or subject requirements.
  • Three letters of recommendation—Please include the email addresses of three recommenders when you fill out the Graduate School application. Recommenders will be notified electronically to upload their letters of recommendation through the Graduate School application process.
  • The GRE is not required.
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Deadlines

The department is accepting applications for 2017.
Certificate in Digital Fabrication

Provide the following materials to Julie Kratzner, programs assistant in the Department of Architecture.

  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of purpose—Please include your professional and academic background. Also, describe how the Ball State graduate certificate in digital design and fabrication fits with your professional and academic goals.
  • Three professional references—Please include name, title, organization, address, email, and phone number.
  • Digital portfolio—No larger than 10 MB.

Any questions regarding departmental application materials may be directed to Julie Kratzner.

The GRE is not required for this graduate certificate in digital design and fabrication.

Certificate in Social and Environmental Justice

Provide the following materials to Julie Kratzner, programs assistant in the Department of Architecture.

  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of purpose—Please include your professional and academic background. Also, describe how the Ball State graduate certificate in social and environmental justice fits with your professional and academic goals.
  • Three professional references—Please include name, title, organization, address, email, and phone number.
  • Digital portfolio—No larger than 10 MB.

Any questions regarding departmental application materials may be directed to Julie Kratzner.

The GRE is not required for this graduate certificate in digital design and fabrication.