M.Arch. I: Three-Year Program Admission Requirements


M.Arch. I: Three-Year Program Admission Requirements

The School believes that the educational experience of its program is enriched by students who have diverse educational backgrounds, and therefore, embraces students who in their undergraduate education have majored in a wide spectrum of disciplines, from architecture to any of the arts, sciences, or humanities.

Applicants to the M.Arch. I program must hold a bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, from an accredited college or university. The following college-level courses are required as prerequisites to this program, all to be completed by June 1 of the year matriculating:

  1. A studio course such as freehand drawing, sketching, painting, sculpture, or basic architectural design. (Ceramics, photography, graphics, or film will not satisfy this requirement.)

  2. Two courses in the history of art and/or architecture. It is recommended that one course be a survey, the other a course in modern architecture.

Also recommended, but not required, is a course in classical physics.


General admission requirements

Students matriculate only at the beginning of each academic year. All students are expected to attend full-time.

Notifications of admission and of financial aid award, if applicable, are sent no later than April 1. Acceptance of the offer of admission, including a nonrefundable deposit of $750, must be made electronically by April 15. This deposit will be credited toward tuition. Acceptances may not be deferred.

International students should refer to the chapter International Students for information regarding additional admission requirements.

For admission inquiries, contact gradarch.admissions@yale.edu or telephone 203.432.2296. For financial aid inquires, contact archfinancialaid@yale.edu or telephone 203.432.2291.