School of Architecture, Design & Planning Admission
Fall Semester and Summer Session. Students who are applying for undergraduate admission for the fall (or summer) should apply by the priority deadline of November 1st. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis until the final deadline of February 1st.
Spring Semester. Students who wish to have their application considered for admission to Architecture for the Spring Semester, should apply by October 1st.
Fall Semester and Summer Session. The application deadline for the M.Arch. II/III, Academic M.A. and Ph.D. programs is January 15th.
Deadlines for Graduate Certificate programs in Architectural Acoustics, Health and Wellness, Historic Preservation and Urban Design are Spring: January 1; Summer, June 1; Fall, August 1.
First-year students interested in design should enter the department directly. Students may transfer to the school from other institutions or from other KU schools if they have B (3.0) average or higher and are eligible to return to the college or university last attended. They must also pass a portfolio and essay review. Admission is highly competitive.
All design applicants must answer 3 essay questions and submit a digital portfolio (on a CD or flash drive) of 10 to 20 images, including a color inventory sheet.
We welcome your application for admission, and any questions you have about completing that application. Ordinarily, admission requires a bachelor's degree and an undergraduate grade point average of approximately 3.0 from the University of Kansas or another institution with substantially equivalent requirements for the bachelor's degree. A good undergraduate education in almost any discipline is acceptable preparation for the MUP degree.