Graduate Admissions

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

The Fall 2016 application is available here. We look forward to receiving your application.

Come visit us at our Open House on November 2!

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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

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 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.