Graduate Admissions

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Welcome to PennDesign Admissions!
PennDesign is an inventive place of learning where the many fields of architecture, planning, preservation, landscape and visual arts come together on shared ground. At PennDesign, we are dedicated to design that is creative in nature and transformative in impact. In a collaborative environment that fosters inquiry and experimentation, faculty and students seek to recast the distinction between theory and practice, expand knowledge and invention through research, and contribute works of value and beauty.

To access your current application or to view your notification letter, click here. Our Fall 2017 application will be available here on September 1.

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Application Deadlines

Deadlines for Fall 2016 have passed. Deadlines for Fall 2017 application are as follows:

December 15
Master of Science in Architecture
Ph.D. in Architecture
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning

January 5
Master of Architecture Professional Degree
Master of Science in Design with a Concentration in Advanced Architectural Design

January 12
Master of Environmental Building Design
Master of City and Regional Planning
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Urban Spatial Analytics
All certificate programs

March 14
Notification letters are available on-line at 12:00 PM (noon, Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Log back into your on-line application to view your admission decision.