Apply for a Master of Architecture Degree

  • Application Available: September 15
  • Departmental Application Fee: $35 USD
  • Priority Application Deadline: January 4
    Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis through May 15.
  • 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.)

See special information for Track II (Portland) applicants.

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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 offers graduate application fee waivers for applicants who meet specific criteria, as outlined on the Grad School’s UO application fee waiver page.

UO Graduate School: Apply Now via GradWeb

  1. Apply to the Department of Architecture via SlideRoom. A UO ID number and GRE scores are not required to start the SlideRoom application, but you will need them to submit 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.

Architecture: Apply via SlideRoom

  • 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 architecture.
  • Vitae or Resume:

    • Upload a vitae or resume.
  • Unofficial Transcripts:

    • Provide a 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. 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 the option to accept GRE submissions after the application is submitted, 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.
    • If you have extenuating circumstances that prevent you from taking the GRE exam, please email the department as soon as possible.
  • 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.

Need help with your SlideRoom application? Visit the SlideRoom Applicant Help Center.

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

Master of Architecture Track II (Portland) Applicants:

  • Prior to fall term admissions, students who choose the Portland location should have completed coursework in:
  • 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.