Master of Architecture atThe University of Illinois at Chicago College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


3 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The MArch consists of a studio-centered curriculum supported by required and elective course work in architectural technology and theory
  • The MArch program starts with an intensive 10-day workshop that is required for all incoming MArch students and is designed to provide students with the necessary preparation to begin full-time graduate study
  • This time is used to build on critical thinking skills, which helps students enter the studio ready to start working
  • The workshop is provided to support students in their transition into graduate school


  • University Rankings
    • #201-300

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #285

      - QS 2022

    • #301-350

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #227

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #103

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 19,21,648
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 9,19,420
Housing Application FeeINR 3,884
TotalINR 9,23,304

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 77.68


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 15ᵗʰ July 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors's degree 
  • At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semesters (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study
  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree in architecture must fulfill prerequisites before enrolling:
    • A year-long university-level survey in art history or architecture history
    • A university-level course in calculus offered through a mathematics department
  • Advanced Standing:
    •  Applicants with sufficient prior academic work in architecture may be considered for advanced placement into the second year of the program.


Marks - 80/120

  • with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21


Marks - 54/90

  • with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56


Marks - 6.5/9

  • with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • GRE General Test is required

Other eligibility criteria
Portfolio review and evaluation of previous course work are required for all applicants As a designed book, the portfolio indicates an individual’s aesthetic sensibility and intellectual curiosity It may include any visual, design, or creative work, such as paintings, collages, freehand drawings, sketches, photographs, sculpture, furniture design, etc. Both in the works themselves and in the inquiry or argument framed through their presentation, applicants should exhibit their potential to develop original design work Individual work is preferred, but if including group work, the applicant’s role and contribution should be carefully noted. The portfolio should not document CAD drafting skills or technical course work that is independent of design work Work from an architecture office, such as construction drawings or renderings, should not be included unless the applicant had a significant role in the design process Applicants who have completed two consecutive years of fu
Conditional Offer

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Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Three Letters of Recommendation required, preferably from individuals acquainted with the applicant’s recent academic, professional, or creative work.
  • Letters from professors who can assess the applicant’s academic abilities and potential for graduate school are the most useful.
  • Letters from employers are also acceptable.

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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