MArch Program Admissions

Students seeking admission to the school must complete an online application at the  Graduate Division website by the deadline by January 1. In addition to the Graduate Division application, prospective students also submit a School of Architecture MArch Supplemental Information for Admission form, along with other required documents to the Graduate Application Supplemental Documents site at  by the stated deadline. Applicants should be aware that any Supplemental documents submitted to the MArch program become the property of the School of Architecture.

If accepted please be aware that the school and UH Mānoa do not grant deferred admission.  Applicants wishing to defer admission must reapply.

Graduate credits are not transferable to the MArch degree if the credits have been counted for another graduate degree.

All applicants to the professional Master of Architecture (MArch) program must hold a pre-professional architecture four-year baccalaureate degree to be considered for acceptance.

Admissions Standards

To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exams

The GRE is not required. TOEFL or IELTS is required of most applicants who are non-native speakers of English. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores must be sent directly to Graduate Division Student Services.