Admissions

Admissions 2017-08-28T20:38:26+00:00

The Department of Architecture offers the Master of Architecture degree and the Master of Arts in Architecture degree. Whether you are a high school graduate, possess a 2- or 4-year college degree, or have a professional degree in architecture, our architecture program offers customizable tracks that range from 1 year to 6 years.

We look forward to having you join our exciting program! Anyone, from freshmen applicants, to students with AA degrees, to students who have baccalaureate degrees in any field can enter the Master of Architecture program.

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS

  • Freshman: High school students wishing to apply to the accelerated Master of Architecture program.
  • Transfer Students: Community College students with AA degrees in Architecture wishing to apply to the Master of Architecture program.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • History, Theory and Criticism Graduate Certificate: The Graduate Certificate in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture offers exceptional students enrolled in degree programs in the School of Architecture and the university community a chance to follow a rigorous course of study in history, theory and criticism, including a required seminar devoted to research methodologies.

The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts has a team of dedicated academic advisors, readily available to provide guidance with course selection and keep you on track for an on-time graduation. To make an appointment with an academic advisor, call (305)-348-7500.

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FreshmanTransfer Students

For students seeking to begin their professional design studies as undergraduates, the Architecture Department offers the Undergraduate M.Arch 5.

Applicants who have recently graduated from high school begin with admission at the freshman year. These pre-graduate students are admitted into the foundational curriculum of the undergraduate M.Arch degree program. Pre-graduate students progress through the foundational design course work and general education studies (73 credit hours) and those students who successfully complete the pre-graduate foundation seamlessly matriculate into graduate coursework and receive the Master of Architecture degree at the conclusion of an 102 additional credit hours. No baccalaureate degree is awarded on this path. The course of study takes five or six years to complete, depending on the track that is selected.

  • Total Undergraduate Credits           72
  • Total Graduate Degree Credits      102
  • Total Credits to M.Arch                   174

A transition from undergraduate to graduate standing occurs at the end of the fourth year Spring semester after the completion of 120 credits. Students must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. A Bachelor’s degree is not awarded at any point in the program.

APPLICATION PROCESS – 2 STEPS

Step 1 – Application to the Master of Architecture program begins with an online application to FIU’s Admissions Office. admissions.fiu.edu. Please review the Admissions website for all University requirements and deadlines.

Step 2 – Portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department for review.

Portfolio content suggestions:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement outlining the student’s intentions, aspirations and purpose in pursuing a professional degree in Architecture.
  • Drawings of a chair or chairs, a drawing of a bicycle or bicycles, and a drawing of shoes or group of shoes.
  • Examples of recent artwork.

Formatting Submission Guidelines for Uploading

  • Image File Size: Minimum of 500 KB / Maximum 5 MB.
  • Image File Format: JPEG (JPG), 72dpi.
  • Convert images to color profiles RGB.
  • Do not submit slideshows, PowerPoint presentations, animations, movies, audio with images or embed images into Microsoft Word.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

QUESTIONS: Call 305-348-4884

Applicants who possess an AA degree in Architecture, may also apply for the Master of Architecture degree program. These students apply to the Undergraduate M.Arch 5 path and, if accepted, will transfer in at the third year and take 102 credit hours of graduate level course work. Then, they will receive the Master of Architecture degree. The course of study usually takes three to four years to complete, depending on the track that is selected.

Transfer students who have not completed the Pre-Graduate Foundation courses may not begin the studio sequence until completed. Click here to view the Design prerequisite courses.

APPLICATION PROCESS – 2 STEPS

Step 1 – Application as a Transfer student to the Master of Architecture program begins with an online application to FIU’s Admissions Office. admissions.fiu.edu. Please review the admissions website for all University requirements and deadlines.

Step 2 – Portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department for review.

A portfolio MUST contain:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement outlining the student’s  intentions, aspirations and purpose in pursuing a professional degree in Architecture.
  • A copy of your most current transcript.
  • Selection of your design and/or architecture projects produced in studio over the last two years.

A portfolio MAY contain:

  • Examples of recent art and/or design projects that you have completed on your own or in collaboration with others. (Please explain what your role was in the work.)

Formatting Submission Guidelines for Uploading

  • Image File Size: Minimum of 500 KB / Maximum 5 MB.
  • Image File Format: JPEG (JPG), 72dpi.
  • Convert images to color profiles RGB.
  • Do not submit slideshows, PowerPoint presentations, animations, movies, audio with images or embed images into Microsoft Word.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

QUESTIONS: Call 305-348-4884

Department of Architecture
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th Street PCA - 280 Miami, Florida 33199
Contact
PH: 305-348-1323 | Fx: 305-348-2650
E-Mail: garciamd@fiu.edu
E-Mail: architecture@fiu.edu