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Architecture Program

Phone: (208) 885-6781
Fax: (208) 885-9428
E-mail: arch@uidaho.edu

College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

Urban Design Center

phone: (208) 334-2999
email: arch@uidaho.edu

Urban Design Center
University of Idaho
322 E Front Street, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

Graduate Admissions

The NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture program is open to new and continuing students. Applications are made through University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies and are due on February 1 for Summer or Fall term admission. Spring admissions are by special permission only. Students who have completed undergraduate Architecture coursework at Idaho or elsewhere have the option of studying on the University of Idaho Moscow Campus or at the Urban Design Center located in Boise. All others will need to begin their course of study in Moscow. Application process for the professional program is the same for studying in Moscow, in Boise, or at both locations. Undergraduate degree holders in Architecture or Interior Design are encouraged to apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantships.

Students new to the University of Idaho

  • Architecture Degree Holders
    Students who will have completed an undergraduate degree in Architecture at another university prior to the beginning of Fall Semester are encouraged to apply to the graduate program. It is a competitive program and successful applicants will have maintained a strong undergraduate academic record. For most students, the course of study will take about two years.
  • Other Degree Holders
    Students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than Architecture are evaluated for placement in the Architecture program based on their academic transcript(s) and portfolio of work. The usual placement is at the second- or third-year studio level and all undergraduate course requirements as well as the graduate requirements must be met in order to earn the M. Arch. degree. Since no undergraduate coursework is offered in Boise, these students must begin their studies in Moscow.

Application materials are available on the Graduate Admissions web site.

M.Arch Graduate Admissions
Graduate Teaching Assistant Application

Continuing Students from the University of Idaho

We offer seamless entry to continuing students in Architecture and Interior Design, which means students may compete undergrad requirements while a graduate student and take graduate requirements as an undergrad student. Seamless entrants are not required to submit portfolios or letters of reference with their Graduate Application, but must complete a separate application to the Seamless M_Arch_Program.

  • B.S. Arch. Degree Holders
    During the fourth year of our program, B.S. Arch students may apply to our graduate program. To be successful, students who hope to continue must have maintained a 3.0 GPA  in the B.S. Arch. program, completed the undergraduate studio sequence, and be competitive with applicants from other schools. Some current students may find that they need to apply for admission to graduate school after their fall term fourth-year studio, which is possible, but requires special permission from the graduate program coordinator.
  • B. I. D. Degree Holders
    During the fourth year of our program, B.I.D. students may apply to our graduate program. To be successful, students who hope to continue must have maintained a 3.0 GPA  in the B.I.D. program, completed the undergraduate studio sequence, and be competitive with applicants from other schools.

    BID/MArch Seamless Program Checklist
  • Other Degree Holders
    Students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than Architecture are evaluated for placement in the Architecture program based on their academic transcript(s) and portfolio of work. The usual placement is at the second- or third-year studio level and all undergraduate course requirements as well as the graduate requirements must be met in order to earn the M. Arch. degree. Since no undergraduate coursework is offered in Boise, these students must begin their studies in Moscow.

Up to twelve credits earned as an undergraduate (that don't apply to the undergraduate degree) may be applied toward the M. Arch degree. If you earn graduate credits prior to entering the graduate program, and begin the graduate program during the summer, you may potentially complete the M. Arch in five years. Most students take 5 1/2 – 6 years to graduate.

M.Arch Graduate Admissions
Application to Seamless M_Arch_Program
Graduate Teaching Assistant Application

Students have the option of spending their fifth and/or sixth year of the M. Arch. program at the Urban Design Center in Boise. Application to the professional program is the same, whether you want to study in Moscow, in Boise, or at both locations.

Have questions? Please contact us for admission assistance.