Master of Advanced Architecture Design (MAAD)

Application Requirements & Process

 

Before our online application opens in October:

  • Review the MAAD program information;
  • The GRE exam is optional and not required (applicants can provide their scores if they wish); 
  • Take the TOEFL exam if you are a non-native English speaker;
  • Complete a portfolio as early as possible (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi); and
  • Ask three professors or employers permission to assign them as references.

 

Beginning October 15:

Begin your online application. You do not have to complete all sections of the online application at once. You can revisit your Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture application in SlideRoom until the final submission of your application. Please be sure to submit your application by the application deadline.

Complete applications will be evaluated as they are received. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications well in advance of the January 15 application deadline for evaluation by our graduate admission committee.

 

Before our application deadline of JANUARY 15:

  • GRE scores are optional and not required. If you wish to provide GRE scores, contact Education Testing Services to send your GRE scores (and TOEFL scores) directly to our department, using the institution code 2074, GRE department code 4401, and TOEFL department code 12.
  • Mail all official transcripts to our mailing address:
    • Attn: Alexis McCune Secosky
      Graduate Programs
      School of Architecture
      Carnegie Mellon University
      College of Fine Arts
      Room 201A
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
  • Assign three references to your application
  • Upload the following:
    1. Statement of Purpose  
    2. Copy of transcript(s)
    3. Copy of optional GRE scores if you wish to provide them
    4. Copy of TOEFL scores (if needed)  
    5. Portfolio (maximum file size of 20MB with a maximum resolution of 150dpi)
    6. Resume/CV
  • Pay the $75 application fee (online)
  • Verify that you have completed all of the above. Our graduate committee will only review your application once we have received all required documents. 

Questions?

Read our FAQ about the graduate application process. For other information, contact SoA Graduate Admissions.