Master of Science in Architecture



  • For spring admission, applications received by October 31 will receive primary consideration for scholarships and admissions. International students are encouraged to apply by October 1. Applications received thereafter are reviewed on a rolling basis, provided space remains in the incoming class.
  • For fall admission, the deadline for applications is January 1.

Please upload the following documents (do not send hardcopies!) into your 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, sharing why you want to study in your chosen discipline, and why you wish to do so at the University at Buffalo. Please be specific about influential courses, instructors, books, personal or professional experiences, and goals.
  • GRE scores are not required for Master of Science in Architecture applicants.
  • Work samples, or portfolio of creative work (50 MB upload limit) – Applicants for Real Estate Development and for Historic Preservation need not submit a portfolio or work sample, though at its discretion the Admissions Committee may request an example of academic or professional writing.  For all others, the portfolio is meant to demonstrate one’s creative ability. Given the diversity of our applicants, portfolios reflect a wide array of creative expression.   Portfolios may include drawings, models, creative writing, sculpture, journalism, painting, photography, documentation, or other professional works.  Review the Department of Architecture’s Portfolio Requirements.

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