PH.D Program in Architecture Admission Requirements

Eligibility for admission to the program is generally limited to students holding a Master of Architecture degree, or a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree plus a master's degree (or equivalent) in the field of architectural history and theory. However, students who hold a master's degree or equivalent in another field may also be considered for admission.

The Ph. D. program is part of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. ALL application instructions, deadlines and procedures are available at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsas/

Advanced Standing

Ordinarily, a student with a master's degree in architecture may expect up to two terms of advanced standing (30 points) and should thus anticipate two years of formal course work in residence.

The number of course credits of advanced standing granted depends on the quality and relevance of earlier graduate work and is determined by the program director during the first year of residence in consultation with members of the Ph.D. committee. Requests for transfer of course credits for work completed in other divisions of Columbia University should be made through the Office of Admission in 107 Low Memorial Library.

If a student receives two Residence Units of advanced standing, all degree requirements must be completed within three years. A student who receives fewer than two Residence Units of advanced standing must complete the work for the M.Phil. degree within four years.

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