Fall 2019 Information for Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in MIT Architecture!  

Watch video of our November 15, 2019 and November 22, 2019 online sessions.


This fall, the Department 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. If you are interested in joining, please complete this form, and we will contact you.

Info Session Dates:

1. Friday, November 15, 2019, 9-10 AM (EST)

2. Friday, November 22, 2019, 5:30-6:30 PM (EST)


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 MArchSMArchSSMBT, and SMACT programs and learn more about Admissions. The Admissions page includes key information on tuition and finances, as well as a list of college fairs that we attend.  Please read the FAQs and email with any additional questions.


Prospective students are welcome to attend any of our public programs and events. 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

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. 

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 2020.