Admissions

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MIT Undergraduate Admissions

If you are a high school student or first-year undergraduate student interested in studying Architecture or Design at MIT and would like additional information about our architecture and design majors, minors, and concentrations, or if you would like a guided tour of the Architecture Department and a conversation about undergraduate architecture or design at MIT, please contact Paul Pettigrew (Director, Undergraduate & Alumni Outreach, Career Development) paulpett@mit.edu.

MIT Graduate Admissions

In response to the challenges of teaching, learning, and assessing academic performance during the global COVID-19 pandemic, MIT has adopted the following principle: MIT’s admissions committees and offices for graduate and professional schools will take the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials as part of their regular practice of performing individualized, holistic reviews of each applicant.

In particular, as we review applications now and in the future, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Pass/No Record (or Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail) and other grading options during the unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruptions, whether those decisions were made by institutions or by individual students. We also expect that the individual experiences of applicants will richly inform applications and, as such, they will be considered with the entirety of a student’s record.

Ultimately, even in these challenging times, our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are collectively excellent and composed of outstanding individuals who will challenge and support one another.

Questions or concerns about this statement should be directed to the academic department or program to which the prospective student has applied.

Admissions Timeline

September 15, 2021: MArch Application opens
November 1, 2021: SM and PhD Application opens
January 7, 2022: All Applications close
Dec. 23, 2021—Jan 3, 2022: Staff on break (no email responses during this time)
April 1, 2022: Application results released April 15. Decisions due

Application Links

There are TWO applications system for the Department of Architecture. One is for the MArch program (https://gradapply.mit.edu/architecture_ma/apply/) and the other is for all SM and PhD programs: (https://gradapply.mit.edu/architecture/apply/). We cannot be responsible for applications that are submitted to the wrong program.

Contact Us

If you have reviewed the admissions information on this site, and find that you have additional questions, we have developed an interactive form to help you better understand our programs: Architecture Admissions Information Portal

To arrange a tour, complete our Tour Request Form.

Above images courtesy of Olivier Faber and Daisy Ziyan Zhang.