Architecture, MARCH

for the degree of Master of Architecture in Architecture

Director of the School: Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Suárez

Director of graduate studies: David J. Isern

Overview of admissions & requirements:

Overview of grad college admissions & requirements:

School website:

College website:

School office: 117 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 333-7720


Students must choose a concentration for this degree.

Professional Master of Architecture Degree Programs

Architecture, MARCH


2 Year Program

Building Performance

Health & Wellbeing

Track 3


Joint Programs:

Architecture, MARCH & Architectural Studies, MS

Architecture, MARCH & Civil Engineering, MS

Architecture, MARCH & Computer Science, MCS

Architecture, MARCH & Urban Planning, MUP

The School of Architecture offers a graduate program, leading to a Master of Architecture degree:

The Master of Architecture program is for students holding a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (or similar degree in architecture).  Students may be admitted to the Master of Architecture program with Limited Standing if the student holds a bachelor's degree (or higher) in any field other than architecture. Students interested in this track should refer to the Track 3 page for details.  

The School of Architecture, together with the graduate programs of computer science, urban and regional planning, and civil and environmental engineering, offers graduate programs leading to the following joint degrees: Master of Architecture and Master of Computer Science, Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning, and Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) (Structures).


The admission grade point average for full standing in the Graduate College and the school must be at least 3.0 (A = 4.0). For applicants who meet the other requirements but have an admission GPA under 3.0, admission with limited standing may be permitted if evidence of exceptional qualification is presented.

Applicants are selected for admission on the basis of undergraduate academic performance and profession-related experience. Application material is evaluated by faculty members. The faculty's recommendations are based upon an appraisal of the admission grade point average determined from official transcripts, a portfolio or brochure of applicant's past work in architecture, a statement of objectives, three letters of recommendation, and relevant professional work experience.

To apply go to Completed applications must reach the Graduate Programs Office by January 15; students are admitted in the fall semester only. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for School of Architecture Masters Degree applicants.

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. A minimum score of 590 on the paper-based test or 243 on the computer-based test or 96 on the internet-based test is required. The University of Illinois also accepts IELTS (academic exam) score in lieu of TOEFL, with a minimum score of 6.5 and 6.5 in all sub-sections required.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for graduate students in architecture is available in the form of fellowships and assistantships (teaching, research, and graduate or resource). Qualified candidates are considered for financial support upon application and in subsequent years of study.