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Applying to GSAPP

Columbia GSAPP is committed to attracting the best talent from a wide range of geographic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and employs a holistic application review process that considers multiple factors with the intent of creating a class enhanced by diverse voices. Applicants are considered for their academic merit, potential, and individual experiences, and are selected to shape the best possible educational environment in the School’s studios and classrooms for the student body at large.

The application for 2023 Admissions to Master’s and PhD programs is now closed.

Applications to non-degree programs is on a rolling basis.

Admissions Office Contact

407 Avery Hall, Columbia University
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Please note that due to Covid-19 health guidelines, Avery Hall is only accessible by prior appointment with proof of vaccination.

Also see the complete list of GSAPP’s academic and administrative contacts.

Open House and
Grad School Fairs

GSAPP hosts a Prospective Student Open house each October. Please join our mailing list if you would like to receive updates and additional details. In the meantime, to learn more about your program of interest, we invite you to view our recorded sessions from the 2022 Prospective Open House.

Additional Admissions Info and Q&A Sessions are held during the fall until the application deadlines in January. GSAPP also participates in college fairs across the country. Updates will be posted on this page once they are scheduled.

Part-time Options

Columbia GSAPP offers part-time options for the MS in Computational Design Practices, MS in Historic Preservation, and MS in Urban Planning degrees. 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 the same degree over a longer time period. Learn more on the specific program pages:

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The GSAPP Conversations podcasts features student hosts and conversations with guest speakers, alumni, and faculty. Browse our online archive or subscribe on iTunes.