Graduate Application Instructions

Applicants should begin by going to:

You will be asked to create a user ID and password. Please write it down for future use. You will be able to return to edit your application before you submit it, and after you submit you will still be able to track your recommendation letters and update your contact information. You may submit your application even if all your recommendation letters have not yet been submitted. Be sure to watch for emails as well as messages on the home page of your application during the week after the deadline. If we notice a problem with your application, we will notify you and try to rectify it before faculty begin review around January 10.

Application to MIT requires a non-refundable fee of $75 USD, payable by credit card. If you wish to apply to more than one program within the Department of Architecture, please contact us to discuss your plans. In most cases, two applications are not necessary. See FAQs

Applicants do not need to send official scores when applying. Only admitted applicants need to send official scores, after admission, but before enrollment. We will match your self-reported scores and transcripts with the official documents sent to us by your schools and testing agencies. Any discrepancies between a self-reported and official score may result in a reversal of your admissions decision. 

We require applicants to upload digital copies of all of their documents to the online application system. Be sure to upload a clear, readable copy, oriented correctly on the screen. Nothing should be sent to the office by mail except ACT portfolio CDs. 

Mail ACT portfolio CDs to:

MIT Department of Architecture Attn: Admissions
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-337
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

We will email applicants and post messages for applicants to the primary page on the application system. Be sure to check for these.

The following sections mirror those in the application system: