Graduate Admissions

  • Happy Hour on the Terrace
  • PennDesign Awards Ceremony 2015
  • MFA Student
  • Fisher Fine Arts Library
  • Monument Lab: Benches made of Salvaged Wood

Our Open House presentation PDFs are now available to view online here. The recording from our on-line financial aid information session can be viewed here.

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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.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for Fall 2016 have passed.

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 (formerly Master of Architecture Post-Professional Degree)

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.