Ysoa Admissions Essay

In course titles, a designates fall term, b designates spring term, and c designates summer. The School reserves the right to change the prescribed course of study as necessary.

M.Arch I total requirement: 114 credits

Pre-First Year (Mid-Summer)

RequiredCredits
1001c, Visualization I*0
Total0

First Year (Fall)

RequiredCredits
1011a, Architectural Design6
1015a, Visualization II3
1018a, Formal Analysis3
2011a, Structures I3
3011a, Modern Architecture3
Total18

First Year (Spring)

RequiredCredits
1012b, Architectural Design6
1016b, Visualization III3
2012b, Structures II3
2015b, Building Technology3
4011a, Intro to Urban Design3
Total18

First Year (Early Summer)

RequiredCredits
1013c, Building Project†3
1017c, Visualization IV†3
Total6

Second Year (Fall)

RequiredCredits
1021a, Architectural Design6
2021a, Environmental Design3
3021a, Architectural Theory I: 1750-19683
4021a, Intro Planning and Development3
Elective‡3
Total18

Second Year (Spring)

RequiredCredits
1022b, Architectural Design6
2022b, Systems Integration3
3022b, Architectural Theory II: 1968-Present3
Elective‡3
Elective‡3
Total18

Third Year (Fall)

RequiredCredits
Advanced Design Studio9
2031a, Arch. Practice & Management3
Elective‡3
Total15**

Third Year (Spring)

RequiredCredits
Advanced Design Studio9
Elective‡3
Elective‡3
Total15**

If an entering student can demonstrate competence and passing grades, from an accredited school, in the material covered in any of the program’s required support courses (except for 2031a), that student may request a waiver of those courses. A waiver of any required course, however, does not reduce the number of course credits required to fulfill the program’s degree requirements. Support course waivers are granted by the Curriculum and Rules Committees based upon the recommendations of the course’s study area coordinators. Requests for a waiver must be submitted to one of the course’s study area coordinators within one week of the start of the first term of the student’s enrollment. A transcript, course syllabus, and a notebook or examples of work accomplished must be presented to the study area coordinators.

*This course is required for those students so designated by the Admissions Committee. Typically, this course will be required for students who do not have significant pre-architectural training. This five-week course begins mid-July and concludes mid-August.

†This course concludes in late June.

‡Two electives must be in History and Theory study area, and one elective must be in Urbanism and Landscape study area. These required electives may be taken in any term(s). Courses taken outside of the School may fulfill these requirements provided they are listed in the appropriate study areas or they have been approved by the area coordinators. Students not on academic warning or probation may substitute independent elective course work. (See the School’s Academic Rules and Regulations for procedures and restrictions.)

**Students may take up to 18 credits without permission of the Rules Committee.

All applicants, including international students, are required to take the General Test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) of the Educational Testing Service. For information regarding this test, test dates and locations, and/or to arrange to take the test, visit www.ets.org/gre. Although the test may be taken at any time, it should be taken no later than December preceding the application due date.

The Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The requirement for the TOEFL iBT may be waived only for applicants who have studied in residence for at least three (3) years at a university or college where English is the primary language of instruction and who will have received a baccalaureate degree, or its foreign equivalent, from that institution prior to matriculation at Yale. For further information regarding the test and/or to arrange to take the test, visit www.ets.org/toefl. The TOEFL must be taken no later than December preceding the application due date. IELTS is not accepted as a substitution for the TOEFL iBT examination.

Applicants are required to record their examination scores in the online application for each test date taken. Do not send hard copies. If an applicant retakes either the GRE or the TOEFL iBT after submitting an application and prefers to have the newer scores considered, the applicant should e-mail the Office of Admissions with the new scores at gradarch.admissions@yale.edu.

The Yale School of Architecture institution code number for the GRE and TOEFL iBT is 3985. Please note that this is different from other Yale University code numbers. Unless 3985 is used on the test form, applicants’ scores will not reach the School.

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