Graduate Architecture

Post-professional Master's Application Checklist

POST-PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S DEGREE (currently on hold and being redesigned)

The post-professional master's degree offers advanced education and specialization for those with design education or interest in design education, including those with degrees in architecture, industrial design, landscape architecture, planning, and allied fields.

Note: This is not a professionally accredited degree and is not applicable toward state licensing. Our master of architecture program is our accredited professional program.

Admission Process

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

  • Online application and application fee
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 grade scale)
  • Original transcripts (sent from the institution)

All materials above, as well as questions relating to the above materials, should be addressed to: Graduate School (WQ 100), Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306

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

  • Complete the International Student Application
  • Submit the $40 application fee
  • Submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (Ball State’s code is 1051), unless government sponsored. Also, students with academic degrees from native English speaking countries (Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom) do not have to submit TOEFL scores. Students who have attended school for academic study for a period of one or more years are exempt on a case-by-case basis.  Students must submit official transcripts showing proof of attendance and satisfactory academic progress during their study.
  • Submit official transcripts and diploma from your undergraduate degree
  • Provide official one year financial support documents
  • Photocopy of passport

All materials above, as well as questions relating to the above materials, should be addressed to: Rinker Center for International Programs (SC 102), Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 USA.

Departmental Admission Materials

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

Items 1-4 must be sent electronically in PDF format to Julie Kratzner.

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Statement of purpose: Why do you want to come to Ball State University to earn a master of architecture degree and enter the profession of architecture?
  3. Writing sample from an academic course. Example of your best work. No specific length or subject.
  4. Three signed letters of recommendation. Recommenders must sign their letter, scan, and e-mail it to Julie Kratzner.
  5. Portfolio to include evidence of 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 can also be included. This must be submitted as a hard copy.

Mail hard copy of portfolio to:

Post-Professional Graduate Admissions
Department of Architecture (AB 402)
College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306

The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is not required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Post-professioinal Master's degree (currently on hold and being redesigned)


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

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