Graduate Architecture

How to Apply

There are separate admission requirements for the master of architecture (MArch) professional degree, the post-professional master's degree (currently on hold and being redesigned), and the master of science in historic preservation (MSHP).

U.S. citizens must apply to Ball State University via the Graduate School. Learn more about the requirements of Ball State's Graduate School and apply to the Graduate School.

International students must apply to Ball State University via the Rinker Center for International Programs. Learn more about the requirements of Ball State's Rinker Center for International Programs and apply to the Rinker Center.

Applicants must submit additional application materials to the Department of Architecture for consideration of acceptance into the specific degree program being sought.

Learn more about the specific program requirements for:

As you prepare for admission, look into our graduate assistantships. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified master’s degree candidates based on merit. In exchange for full or part time teaching, research or service work, graduate assistants receive a stipend along with a tuition waiver (full or half). Stipend amounts vary dependent upon funds available.

Be sure to explore departmental scholarships and College of Architecture and Planning scholarships as well. For more information other options such as grants and loans, visit the university's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Let’s Get to Know Each Other
A visit to Ball State to meet our architecture faculty and students, tour our facilities, and find out more about our program will fill in the gaps and bring your future alive. And you can get connected with us immediately—and stay connected— through eCAP for regular e-mail updates on the College of Architecture and Planning, live feeds, and podcasts.