Fall 2022 Online Open House

This fall, the MIT Department of Architecture is hosting online information sessions to offer prospective graduate students an opportunity to learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT.

Our Online Prospective Student Open House for Fall 2022 is TUESDAY, October 25, starting at 9AM EDT.

This online web forum will enable prospective Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Art, Culture and Technology, SMACT; Building Technology, SMBT) students to ask questions and learn about studying in our department. See below for more information.

Departmental Overview

Get an overview of the Department (Recording)
If you have trouble viewing the link above, you can view the open house here: 
Department Head Nicholas de Monchaux
MArch Program Chair Associate Professor William O’Brien Jr.
SMArchS Program Chair Professor Sheila Kennedy,

Building Technology Online Open House Session
12:30 – 2:00 PM
(Link to be added when available.)

History Theory Criticism: Online Open House Session
12:30pm EST
(Link to be added when available.)

SMArchS Urbanism
(Link to be added when available.)

SMArchS Program in Islamic Architecture

(Link to be added when available.

More ways to connect:

Applicant Mentorship Program (AMP)
The Applicant Mentorship Program (AMP) pairs prospective applicants from low-income or underrepresented racial minority backgrounds with current students, who can offer guidance and answer questions throughout the application process. Learn more and register for our November session by October 31.

ArchCatalyst Workshops
Part of MIT's GradCatalyst, ArchCatalyst is a student-led workshop to help prospective students plan their academic trajectories. This interactive webinar covers the unwritten rules to preparing for, applying to, and succeeding in graduate school. Sessions are open to anyone exploring the option of graduate education in architecture and similar fields. Learn more and register to join our session on November 7.

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology Virtual Graduate Open House
Considering a graduate degree in Art, Culture and Technology? Join the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology for one of two Virtual Open House sessions on October 25 or October 27Learn more and register 

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In the meantime, learn more about current and recent courses, get to know our faculty and students. Follow current student and faculty research and department events via our Facebook  Twitter  Instagram and Youtube.

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 MArch, SMArchS, SMBT, and SMACT programs and learn more about Admissions. The Admissions page includes key information on tuition and finances.  Email arch@mit.edu with any additional questions.


Prospective students are welcome to attend any of our online public programs and events.  You can request a tour here.

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. Many works in MIT’s Public Art Collection are spread across campus in outdoor locations. Explore the public art map.