Graduate Admissions

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Official notification letters will be available on March 13 at 12 noon (EDT).

Log back into your application at that time to view your letter.

Our Open House for admitted and wait listed students will be held on Monday, March 30.

If you missed our financial aid presentation on December 9, and/or would like to view the recording, click here.

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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.

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Application Deadlines

Please note: on-line applications and all supporting material must be received by the deadline.

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 Architecture Post-Professional Degree

January 13:
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 13
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.