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SCI-Arc offers two NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture (M.Arch) programs. Students who will be earning or have earned an undergraduate degree may apply.

M.Arch 1

M.Arch 1 is a three-year (seven-semester) program open to applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field of study.

Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: January 15, 2021

M.Arch 2

M.Arch 2 is a two-year (five-semester) program designed for applicants who have obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, or a Bachelor of Architecture. Extensive work experience does not substitute for the specific degree requirements.

SCI-Arc operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis as space permits. To be reviewed for both admission and scholarship consideration, applications must be completed and all required documents must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.

Graduate Applicant Required Materials

Applicants must submit the Online Application Form and the non-refundable $85 application fee.

Completing an application is a two-step process:

The following materials must be submitted directly to SCI-Arc

  • Official College Transcripts
  • Official GRE Test Scores (optional)

The following materials must be submitted through SlideRoom

  • Copy of College Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio

Application Form and Fee

In order to apply, applicants will need to fill out the Online Application Form and submit the non-refundable $85 application fee.

College Transcripts

Applicants must submit official college transcripts from any and all colleges/universities they have attended since graduating from high school, regardless of credits received or courses completed. These records must include coursework through the most recent term at each school.

In addition to mailing in official transcripts, a copy of the transcripts must be uploaded directly to SlideRoom.

GRE Test Scores

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are some countries where it is not possible taking the GRE or the home version of the GRE. For this reason, the GRE is optional. If an applicant has taken the GRE, it will be up to the applicant to decide if they would like for the Office of Admissions to use the score in the review process.

SCI-Arc School Code: 2781

Personal Statement

Applicants are required to respond to the program-specific prompt through SlideRoom.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Applicant’s résumé or CV should include contact information, educational background, professional experiences, honors and/or awards earned, teaching experience, extracurricular activities, software knowledge, published works, and any other academic or artistic achievements.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically through SlideRoom.


Submission of a portfolio is required. The portfolio should consist of 15-35 single-page uploads. Program-specific guidelines can be found in SlideRoom. Portfolio must be submitted via SlideRoom, physical portfolios will NOT be accepted.

Submitting Application Materials

When mailing in official documents be sure to use the following address.

ATTN: SCI-Arc Office of Admissions 960 E. 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

Applicants can log-in to to check the status of their application.

For any questions during the application process please call the Office of Admissions at 213.356.5320 or by e-mail

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants applying for the fall semester by the published deadline will be notified on a rolling basis during the months of March and April.

Applicants who accept SCI-Arc’s offer of admission are required to submit a non-refundable commitment deposit, which reserves their place in the entering class. If the commitment deposit is not received by the appropriate deadline, the applicant will forfeit their place in the entering class. International students will be required to submit an additional I-20 processing fee.

Wait List

Applicants placed on the wait list will be notified on a rolling basis as positions become available.