Fall 2018 Information for Prospective Students

The Department of Architecture will host a series of online information sessions to enable prospective Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Art, Culture and Technology, SMACT; Building Technology, SMBT) students to learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT. There will not be an on-site open house this fall. Please note that visiting campus does not affect admissions and we will host an open house for accepted students in Spring 2019.

- Our online sessions for this fall have ended, but please sign up here to show your interest in the programs, browse our website for information, and email your admissions/program questions to arch@mit.edu.

- Visiting Boston this fall? Join us for any of our public programsrequest a department tourtour the campus, or explore the campus art and architecture.

- Applicants to the M.Arch program are invited to join us for the M.Arch Thesis Reviews taking place on December 20, 2018. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

In the meantime, learn more about current and recent courses, get to know our faculty and students, and explore their projects and publications. Follow current student and faculty research and department events via our social media channels.

Recent publications and thesis project abstracts are available to read online. Full student theses are available on MIT’s open-access repository, DSpace. In addition, course syllabi and materials are available via MIT’s Open Courseware. Videos of select past lectures are available via YouTube.

Finally, review degree requirements related to the MArchSMArchS, SMBT, and SMACT programs and learn more about Admissions. Please read the FAQs and email arch@mit.edu with any additional questions.


Prospective students are welcome to join us at any of our public programs and events. Applicants to the MArch program are invited to join us for the MArch Thesis Reviews on December 20, 2018, from 9 AM - 8 PM. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For those able to visit the campus, we encourage you to explore the campus architecture, public art collection, and numerous galleries. In addition to MIT’s daily tours and information sessions, the department offers tours and information sessions on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays at 11 AM. Request a tour here. An interactive map of the MIT Campus can be found at whereis.mit.edu

MIT’s Public Art Collection reaches across the Institute, including works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Sarah Sze, Sol Lewitt, among many others. The campus is home to works by Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Gordon Bunshaft (MArch ‘35) & Walter Netsch (MArch ‘43) of SOM, Eduardo Catalano, I.M. Pei (BArch ‘47), Steven Holl, Charles Correa (MArch ‘55), and Fumihiko Maki, among many others. 

Visit the SA+P Thesis exhibit, in Gallery 9, Architectural Assemblies in the Keller Gallery (7-408), and see 'In Our Present Condition...' featuring by alumni from the Visual Arts Program in the Dean's Office Gallery, Room 7-238.

List Projects: Delia Gonzalez is on view at the List Visual Arts Center through September 30, 2017. The 2018 Student Lending Art Program Exhibition will be on view from September 4-16, 2018. Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, opens October 18.

Current exhibits at the MIT Museum include the 50th anniversary of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual StudiesThe Beautiful Brain, and Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson.