Apply for a Master of Architecture Degree

Our master of architecture degree allow students to complete a professional degree, leading to licensure, in a stimulating academic environment that is characterized by cooperation, rigor and a commitment to human quality in the built environment.

    • Application Available: September 15
    • Application Fee: $35 USD
    • Application Deadline: January 4
      Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis through May 1.
    • Application Decision: Applicants will be emailed the Department of Architecture admission decision via their SlideRoom application email address by the end of February. Paper copy admission letters are not sent out by the department.

    (Note: If the application deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the following business day.)

    There are two tracks leading to a professional master's degree in architecture, with eligibility depending on prior education.

    Master of Architecture Track I

    Eligible applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a qualified university that is equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree. The program is three years plus one term (or 10 terms) in length, begins in the summer, and is available at the Eugene campus location.

    Master of Architecture Track II

    Eligible applicants must have a pre-professional degree in architecture from a qualified university that is equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree. The program is two years, begins in the fall, and is available at two campus locations: Eugene and Portland. A four-year program is considered qualified if the school has an accredited graduate program.

    Master of Architecture Track II (Portland) Applicants:

    •  Our Portland location immerses students in challenging urban problems, amid professionals who are passionate about creating livable, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable communities. In Portland, architecture students can focus on urban architecture and urban design, and can minor in Historic Preservation.
       
    • Prior to fall term admissions, students who choose the Portland location should have completed coursework in:
      • building construction
      • introductory course in structures
      • basic technical requirements as shown in our program outline guides
         
    • Master of Architecture Track II applicants who are offered admission to the Portland campus will have a transcript evaluation completed late spring term to determine individual requirements. Students who have not completed prerequisites may be advised to start their program at the Eugene campus based on their respective backgrounds and the availability of the required course offerings.
       
    • Note that the Portland campus is located approximately 110 miles north of the Eugene campus.

    There are no prerequisites courses required in order to apply.

    Please 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 archadms@uoregon.edu and ask them to unsubmit your application to allow for revisions and a resubmission.

    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 archrecruiter@uoregon.edu or at 541-346-1740.


    Application Process

    The department needs a complete application, which includes two steps, before the application committee will consider it:

    1. Apply to the University of Oregon Graduate School via GradWeb. The Graduate School will email you a UO ID number approximately one week after submission of the graduate application. To check on the status of your UO ID number, please contact the Graduate School at gradsch@uoregon.edu.
    • UO application requirements
    • Under the field "Major Applying for," select Architecture - MArch

    • Send official degree transcripts and related degree certificates directly to Office of Admissions, 1217 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1217, USA. To check delivery of official degree transcripts, e-mail registrar@uoregon.edu. Official transcripts can be sent to the Office of Admissions after the admission deadline.

    • TOEFL scores must be sent directly from ETS directly to the Office of Admissions—University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 02
      • Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application.
      • To check delivery of ETS scores, email uoadmit@uoregon.edu.
        TOEFL Exempt: Submit degree transcripts to UO Admissions proving that you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from an institution in the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. Scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Test scores must be sent directly from ETS to the University of Oregon. IELTS score reports should be sent directly to UO Admissions. You can check the status of ETS scores received by sending your query to uoadmit@uoregon.edu. Find additional information for International Applicants.
         
    • English language proficiency requirements for non-native English speakers:
      • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
      • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
      • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
      • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will also satisfy English proficiency requirements.
         
    • Review additional information for international applicants—the Department of Architecture does not accept financial verification information from international applicants. If an international applicant is offered admission, the UO Office of Admissions will work directly with the new admits on the financial verification process.
    1. Apply to the Department of Architecture via SlideRoom—A UO ID number and GRE scores are required for the SlideRoom application. Receiving a UO ID number from the Grad School can take up to seven business days after the UO Grad Application has been submitted. Please plan accordingly.
    • Application Questions—Please refer to the departmental application to view these questions. The questions include standard student contact and background information, as well as a personal statement describing your interest and background in landscape architecture.
       
    • Vitae or Resume—Upload a vitae or resume.
       
    • Unofficial transcripts—PDF copy of all of your English transcripts and degree certificates.
       
    • GRE Test Results (Mandatory)—GRE test results and a copy of the score report needs to be uploaded to the SlideRoom application by the application deadline. Unfortunately, the department does not have an option to accept late GRE submissions, as they are part of the review for your total application package. Official GRE test scores need to be sent to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 4401. Unfortunately, the Department does not have an option to accept late GRE submissions, as they are part of the review for your total application package.

      GRE scores need to be reportable by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Reportable history with ETS is generally available five years following the test date. Visit the GRE website to learn more.

      GRE scores of admitted students:
      • Quantitative: 65th percentile (approximate score of 155+ on the new GRE test)
      • Verbal: 65th percentile (approximate score of 155+ on the new GRE test)
      • GRE Test Guide
         
    • English Language Proficiency Competency Scores & Score Reports for Non-Native English Speakers
      • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
      • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
      • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
      • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will also satisfy English proficiency requirements.
    • Three Recommendations (Two from academic sources is preferred)—Recommenders will automatically receive an e-mail inviting them to login and complete the reference requirement through the SlideRoom application. You may submit your SlideRoom application even if your recommendations have not been received.
       
    • Portfolio—Applicants should include projects or other independent work that demonstrates a potential for visual and spatial thinking and an environmental awareness. A photographic essay, observations, and analysis of a place, travel sketches, fine arts, or craft studies are some of the possibilities. If group work is included, clearly explain the nature and extent of your contribution. Track II applicants should provide samples of their design work.

      The applicant should use the portfolio as a visual complement to the application questions.

      Portfolio Examples:


    Once admitted to the program, a deposit will be required of all incoming students.