Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to
your online application:
(Please DO NOT send hardcopies. All documents must be
uploaded into the online application)
- Transcript(s) from every institution you have
previously attended. Current University at Buffalo undergraduate
students need not send UB transcripts.
- Three letters of recommendation: Please identify in
your application the names of persons who will be writing
recommendations. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for at
least one from a person who knows your academic work. The
individuals will receive an automated email message requesting a
letter of recommendation on your behalf.
- Resume that outlines your work and educational
background and experiences.
- Personal statement, 500 words or less, of your current
position on the discipline of architecture. Please be specific
about influential courses, instructors, books, personal or
professional experiences, and goals.
- GRE scores are required for Master of Architecture
applications. Master of Science in Architecture
applicants need not submit a GRE score. Students who earned a
B.S. in Architecture from the University at Buffalo need not submit
a GRE score.
- Portfolio of creative work (50 MB upload limit): A
portfolio of creative work should demonstrate a student’s
interest, aptitude and talent for design. (Please
see our Portfolio Standards for detailed information.) For
students applying to the MArch-2 Year program (with a background in
architecture) it should include drawings, models and renderings of
projects completed academically and/or professionally. For students
applying to the MArch-3.5 Year program (without a background in
architecture) the portfolio can consist of examples of creative
writing, freehand drawing, sculpture, painting, photography,
furniture, ceramics, graphics, set design and architectural
design. These can be professional, academic or self-initiated
projects. Submission should be in the form of a single pdf file no
larger than 50 MB.
Go to the University at Buffalo Graduate Admissions web site
link below for the program that you are interested in applying