UTSOA

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

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Graduate Admissions

The University of Texas School of Architecture (UTSOA) graduate programs accept applications ONLY for the fall semester. Spring applications are not accepted.

December 15, 2013 | Fall 2014 application deadline for all graduate programs except Landscape Architecture and Interior Design

January 4, 2014 | Application deadine for Interior Design graduate programs

January 10, 2014 | Application deadine for Landscape Architecture graduate programs

January 10, 2014 | Portfolio upload deadline for all programs

March 21, 2014 | Open House for admitted students in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture Programs

March 28, 2014 | Open House for admitted students in Community and Regional Planning Programs

Please visit our Graduate School Visit page to RSVP for an Information Session date.

UTSOA Application Requirements

 
Graduate School
Statement of Purpose
Letters of Recommendation
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
Portfolio
Writing Sample
Model Curriculum
M Arch I G M M M M

M Arch II G M M M M

MSSD G* M M M
M
MSUD G* M M M M

MSCRP G* M M M
M 
MLA I G M  M M M

MLA II G M M M M

MID I G M M M M

MID II G M M M M

MSHP G M M M M M
MAAH G M M M
M
MSAS G M M M M
M
ARC PhD G M M M
M
CRP PhD G M M M
M

G = Follow the Graduate School instructions to submit the application, application fee, transcripts, and test scores.

A = Submit through the ApplyTexas application.

M = Upload or manage through GIAC's MyStatus page. 

To apply for admission to a dual degree program, an applicant must select the correct dual degree on the ApplyTexas application, follow the application instructions for each degree program, and meet all application deadlines for each degree program.

 optional

 

Departmental requirements

Statement of purpose
+ A 1,000-1,500 word essay that addresses your interest in your intended degree program with respect to your academic and professional objectives, the factors that led you to apply to the UTSOA, a situation or job that helped you define your interest, your most substantial professional contribution and why you view it as such, and/or any other factors related to your academic or professional experience that you wish to convey to the admissions committee. 

+ You may submit your ApplyTexas online application before finishing your statement of purpose. You can later upload your statement through MyStatus.

Three letters of recommendation
+ References may include former instructors and professional employers.

+ Letters should include comments on the applicant’s intellectual, communicative, and leadership abilities as well as his or her capacity for creativity and relevant personal characteristics.

+ Provide recommenders' emails as part of the ApplyTexas online application.

+ After you submit your application and pay your application fee, emails will be sent to your recommenders. Any delay in submitting your application will delay the emails to your recommenders.

+ Manage and track your letters through MyStatus.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Portfolio 
+ Refer to our Graduate Portfolio Guidelines

+ Upload through MyStatus.

Writing Sample 
+ This document should demonstrate your analytical writing and reasoning skills. It does not need to be lengthy (most submissions range 5-10 pages), but it should clearly focus on a single topic.

NOTE: PhD applicants are expected to submit more substantial writing samples, such as theses or dissertations, which demonstrate research abilities and scholarship.

Model Curriculum
+ If required, applicants must submit a model curriculum to prove the feasibility of their proposed course of study within this program. Submit under the Writing Sample option through MyStatus.

Extraneous documents will not be reviewed. Please do not mail any documents to UTSOA. 

International Students

Non-U.S. citizens, including those who have attended another institution in the United States, must follow the instructions for International Graduate Admissions from GIAC. International students must use the Texas Common Application.

The Admissions Review and Notification Process

Applicants may check your application status on the MyStatus web site. When there is a decision on your application, it will appear on MyStatus. Please do not call or email our office to check your status as we cannot release admissions decisions over the phone or via email.

Admitted students are required to pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit in the amount of $350 upon admission to indicate acceptance of the admission offer. The deposit is applied to the tuition payment when the student enrolls.

Applicants to all graduate degree programs are evaluated on The University of Texas requirements for graduate admissions. Some programs may have stricter requirements. 

The graduate admissions committee will not review incomplete application files. An applicant may not be recommended for admission until an application is complete, including all Graduate School and departmental requirements.