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Master of Architecture I

Two professionally NAAB-accredited graduate degrees in Architecture are available in the School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte:  The Master of Architecture I and the Master of Architecture II.

The Master of Architecture I (M.Arch. I) program is designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than architecture (such as Art, Business, Engineering, Political Science, etc).  Students who pursue this academic program range from those who are seeking a career change to those who wanted to pursue a liberal arts undergraduate academic program prior to embarking upon architectural studies.  The M.Arch. I is a full-time program that is three years and two summers in length (96 credit hours).

The Master of Architecture I application process consists of the following steps and components:

Application to UNC Charlotte

Submit the following application materials by January 15th, 2014 to the UNC Charlotte Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Online Graduate School Application available from the UNC Charlotte Office of Graduate Admissions and Application Fee (payable online)
  2. Official transcripts from all previous college-level institution(s) to UNC Charlotte Office of Graduate Admissions
  3. Official GRE (and TOEFL if applicable) test scores
  4. Statement of Purpose that explains your reasons for wanting to be admitted to the School of Architecture
  5. Three recommendations from persons familiar with the applicant's personal and professional qualifications
  6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (.pdf document upload)
  7. Portfolio (.pdf document upload)

A digital portfolio is the preferred format for item no. 7 above; however, applicants may submit a paper portfolio as an option.  The format for the paper portfolio is as follows:

8-1/2 x 11 bound portfolio of design/creative work (Portfolios will ONLY BE RETURNED IF YOU PROVIDE an oversized, self-addressed, return postage envelope acording to US Postal Service and/or Express Mail Standards).  Applicants should submit examples of their previous work.  This could include writing (such as papers, articles, etc.) creative work (art, photography, etc.) or anything else that will give the review committee a sense of accomplishment and creative aptitude.  The portfolio should be addressed as follows:

Master of Architecture I Admissions
School of Architecture, Storrs 105
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

IMPORTANT: The deadline for receipt of your completed application to UNC Charlotte Office of Graduate Admissions is January 15th, 2014.

Applicants are responsible to make sure that all of their materials have been submitted by the final application deadline.  Your application cannot be reviewed until all required parts of the application are received.  It is critical that applicants check their online application frequently after submitting the required materials to insure everything has been received.  If the online record indicates a "referred status" then the application is complete and our Admissions Committee will begin the review process.

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