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 to receive admissions-related news and information as well as information about events in New York and elsewhere.

The 2018 Open House for prospective students was held on Monday, October 22. If you were unable to join, you can come to see us in Avery Hall any time, or register for a student-led tour on select Fridays. You may also be interested in joining final reviews in a range of programs including MARCH, MSAAD, MSAUD, MSCCCP, and MSHP taking place from December 3 to 12.

You can also visit our GSAPP Admissions Event Calendar to register for online info sessions, open houses and tours.

Registration is now open for live-streamed information sessions taking place in November and December 2018. This link also includes an information session hosted by Dean Amale Andraos for prospective students in December 2017. She was joined by three current GSAPP students who shared their experiences and answered your questions.

Meet the students via our Google Group, browse their work from past studios on our website, and connect with current faculty through their respective academic program offices listed at the bottom of the page.

The exhibition Model Projections is on view from September 27 through December 15, 2018 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. Programming includes lectures by established as well as emerging practitioners, conferences on urgent topics of our time including the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and the full-day symposium “Acts of Design: New Housing Paradigms in North America’.

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
arch_admissions@columbia.edu 212-854-3450

Academic and Student Affairs
studentaffairs@arch.columbia.edu 212-854-3450

Alumni and Development
gsappalumni@arch.columbia.edu 212-854-9543

Career Services
careers@arch.columbia.edu 212-854-9578

Communications
communications@arch.columbia.edu

Dean’s Office and Faculty Affairs
deansoffice@columbia.edu 212-854-3473

Events and Public Programs
events@arch.columbia.edu 212-854-9248

Exhibitions
exhibitions@arch.columbia.edu

Publications
cbac@columbia.edu 212-854-2388

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