Apply for Concurrent Master's Degrees

Graduate students in the Department of Architecture can earn two master's degrees in 14 terms. Students apply to one degree first (MArch or MIArch). After enrollment, students must make an appointment with their academic advisor and request their intent to complete both degrees. Students need to submit a new UO graduate application and a new departmental (SlideRoom) application in order to apply to the other major.

  • Application Available: Second week in September
  • Departmental Application Fee: waived
  • Application Deadline: May 1 or by request
  • Application Decision: Applicants meet with an advisor and the admissions coordinator to finalize and process their applications.

There are no prerequisites courses required in order to apply.

Do not send any paper copy materials to the Department of Architecture (transcripts, recommendations, portfolio, etc.). We do not create departmental application files since the departmental process is online via the SlideRoom application.

If you need to make changes to your SlideRoom application, you can email the architecture admissions department at and request them to unsubmit your application to allow for revisions and a re-submission.

Need help with your SlideRoom application? Have questions on completing the SlideRoom application? Need to contact the SlideRoom technical support team? Visit SlideRoom Support.

For questions about the program or for more information, please contact us at or at 541-346-1740.

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Application Process

  1. Students interested in pursuing both degrees shall meet with advisors to begin discussion and to go over the suggested curriculum and how it can be adapted to their existing skills and knowledge. If admitted to and pursuing the MArch first, meet with the Department of Architecture program manager and then meet with the program manager of the second major. If admitted to and pursuing the MIArch or the MLA program first, meet with the Interior Architecture or Landscape Architecture program manager first and then meet with the Department of Architecture program manager. Program managers from both majors will need to provide advice and coordinate progress. If the program managers approve the concurrent degree request, students will then meet with the School of Architecture & Environment advisor.
  2. Students need to request a concurrent application appointment with the admissions coordinator for guidance in submitting the additional admission applications. Note: A new UO Graduate Application and a new Departmental SlideRoom Application must be submitted prior to the term that the concurrent degree would start in order to officially apply to the additional major. Students who are interested in pursuing this program are encouraged to apply for their concurrent degree during the spring term of their first year, so that they can get familiar with the academic climate and requirements of the master’s curriculum in their second discipline.
  3. The Declaration of Concurrent Degrees form must be completed, printed, signed, and submitted to the Manager of Student Services in the School of Architecture & Environment, who will forward it to the Graduate School—ideally as soon as the student has been admitted to both programs, but no later than three terms prior to the term in which the student would complete either or both degrees. Visit the Graduate School's Academic Forms page to download the Declaration of Concurrent Degrees form.
  4. No later than the last Friday of the term preceding the term in which you plan to graduate (with both degrees), you must apply for graduation and submit a completed Concurrent Degree Program Plan to the School of Architecture & Environment's Manager of Student Services, who will submit it to the Graduate School. Visit the Graduate School's Academic Forms page and download the Concurrent Degree Program Plan to open it.