Prospective Student Info

Thank you for your interest in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. From the school’s vibrant home in the heart of New York City, our inspiring faculty and students are committed to shaping a more equitable, sustainable, and creative world by engaging architecture and the built environment from a range of diverse global perspectives.

Connect with GSAPP

Introduce yourself
Introduce yourself to receive admissions-related news and information as well as information about events in New York and elsewhere.
Attend our Open House
The 2019 Open House for prospective students will take place on Monday, October 21. Please register in advance to join and receive details on the day’s events.
Visit Columbia’s Campus
You may also visit us in Avery Hall any time, or register for a student-led tour on select Thursdays and Fridays.
Online Info Sessions
You may also be interested in watching our Online Info Sessions for each program, held during November and December 2018. The info sessions feature Dean Andraos, the program directors, as well as current students and recent graduates in conversation.
Exhibition and Events
The exhibition 1919: Black Water by artist Torkwase Dyson is on view from September 27 through December 14, 2019 at the school’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, and we hope you can join some of our upcoming public programs listed on the Events Calendar.
Connect on Social Media
Follow our Instagram feed for images of student work and more, and also see the Core I account dedicated to first-year M.Arch activity.
Apply to GSAPP

First, familiarize yourself with how to apply.

Then create an account to begin your online application.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Application Deadlines and Degree Requirements.

If you’re stuck, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any unresolved questions, please contact us at the appropriate office listed at the bottom of this page.

Cost of Attendance

Financial Aid and Additional Sources of Support, Tuition and Fees.
Information for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Information for international students.

Columbia University’s fee schedule.

Learn More

Read the Letter from Dean Amale Andraos.

Browse our growing database of recent student work.

See the complete current and recent course offerings.

Read the biographies of our full-time and visiting faculty.

Get to know the faculty and students further by listening to GSAPP Conversations and Constructing Practice podcast series.

Past lectures and conferences are archived on the GSAPP YouTube channel.

Administrative Contacts

Admissions 212-854-0246

Academic and Student Affairs 212-854-3450

Alumni and Development 212-854-9543

Career Services 212-854-9578


Dean’s Office and Faculty Affairs 212-854-3473

Events and Public Programs 212-854-9248


Publications 212-854-2388

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