Applying for Graduate Studies

Applications are considered from any student with an accredited Bachelor’s degree, regardless of their major. Applicants must first satisfy the entrance requirements of the Graduate School of Miami University to be accepted into the Master Program of Architecture.

Application Deadline: January 15

Submit the online application to the Graduate School

This includes:

Three letters of recommendation, written by individuals who are able to assess your academic or professional potential. At least one letter should be from an academic source. You will specify your recommenders in the online application.

A personal statement that describes how Miami University’s Master of Architecture degree will help you attain your educational goals, enable you to explore your interests, and also how you could contribute to the academic and creative community of the graduate program. There is no specific length requirement. 

A curriculum vitae or resume that describes your academic and professional accomplishments, scholarship, research, and creative activity.

A writing sample, either academic or creative. This can be a short story, essay, poem or a copy of a writing assignment you may have written as an undergraduate. There is no specific length requirement.

Submit required GRE scores

Miami University’s code is 1463 and Graduate Architecture Studies code is 4401.

Send your portfolio to

Graduate Admissions Committee
c/o Architecture Graduate Studies
100 Alumni Hall
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056

For applicants to the M. Arch. II program, the portfolio should include examples of undergraduate and/or professional architectural design projects. 

All M. Arch applicants are encouraged to include non-architectural work within their portfolio.

For applicants to the M. Arch. III program, the portfolio can include examples from architectural projects, if applicable. The portfolio should include work that demonstrates creative accomplishments. 

Portfolio contents can be from any creative field, including design, photography, studio arts, film, writing, music, and performance. Candidates from technical disciplines, such as science or engineering, should contact the program to determine suitable application materials. 

The portfolio should contain only printed reproductions; please do not send originals. There is no required format, but the portfolio should be less than 12”x18” for our filing system. If your portfolio contains group work, you must note this and describe your role in the project.

If you would like your portfolio returned to you, please include a pre-addressed mailer with postage. The department assumes no responsibility for the loss of any portfolio. Acceptance is based on review by the Graduate School as well as the Graduate Admissions Committee. Both must approve the application before an offer of acceptance can be made.

Prof. Craig Hinrichs, Director of Graduate Studies

(513) 529-7036

Ms. Coni Biggs, Program Associate
(513) 529-7026

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