2021 and 2022 Admissions GRE Waiver
Columbia GSAPP is waiving the GRE requirement on master’s degree program applications in the 2021 and 2022 admissions cycles in recognition of limited testing availability due to the impact of COVID-19.
Columbia GSAPP’s Master of Architecture (M.Arch), Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (M.S. AAD), and Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (M.S. AUD) are designated STEM programs eligible under the CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) Code 04.0902: Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. The CIP code is eligible for a STEM OPT Extension if other criteria are met. Consequently, international M.Arch, M.S. AAD, and M.S. AUD students are eligible to apply to extend their Optional Practical Training (OPT) for an additional 23 months of OPT authorization after the initial 12 months of OPT to work in the United States. Please visit the University’s ISSO webpage on STEM OPT Extension for detailed information.
Columbia GSAPP is launching part-time options for the MS in Historic Preservation and MS in Urban Planning degrees beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Specifically designed for active practitioners in the field who wish to maintain professional positions while studying, these options are based on the same academic requirements and allow students to complete an MSHP or MSUP degree over the course of four years (eight semesters) instead of two years (four semesters) of full-time study. Please see the application requirements below, and select the part-time option within the online application form. Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2021 entry.