Student Services


Undergrad Advising

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students we want to welcome you to the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are happy that you will be joining us and hope that your experience is productive, rewarding, and enjoyable. We have assembled some information to aid you in your transition into our classroom/studio environment. The sections below address many of the frequently asked questions posed by students. Should you find that there are items that are not addressed, please let us know so that we can help you get the answer to your question as well as include that information in future iterations of this document. Feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns.


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To meet with one of our Undergraduate Advisors, schedule an appointment.


Keep up to date on what's happening in the Architecture Program and be informed about important advising deadlines by visiting the ARCH calendar.

Grad Advising

Graduate students are assigned a full-time faculty member as their advisor. Students meet with their advisor at least once every semester in advance of registration to review their progress in the architecture program and to plan their schedule for upcoming semesters. Faculty advisors can also assist students by providing general career advice, creating networking opportunities, and helping to prepare students for careers after graduate school.


Incoming graduate students are encouraged to work directly with the Architecture Program Director as they transition into their program and select courses for their first semester.

2016-17 Architecture Program Student Handbook

Career Services

Welcome to the MAPP Career Services page. We offer services to both employers and students.


For employers, we offer the following services:

  • A forum to post job opportunities for MAPP students or alumni
  • On campus Interviews
  • MAPP annual career fair


For more information see the section below for employers or contact Kristen Tepper


If you are a student, we offer the following services:

  • Professional Career development services, including workshops and resume assistance
  • Career opportunities
  • Upcoming career events


For more information on these services, see the appropriate section below.

Summer Internships 2017

Location:  International

Company:  Department of State

Date: 11/25/16 (Apply by December 1)


Job Description:  Presidential Management Fellowship - International Architecture


These positions are part of the annual Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program, which is opening its application process at the Department of State.  The PMF program is the flagship leadership development program within the federal government and is open to graduate level students that are approaching graduation in the Spring of 2017 or former students have completed a graduate level program within the past 2 years.


Fellows in the Planning and Real Estate Directorate will support senior Architects, Planners, Realty Specialists, Appraisers, Program Analysts and other real estate professionals in their work to manage the real estate of our U.S. Embassies and Consulate operations worldwide.  The Department of State currently manages over 20,000 properties in over 170 countries with a replacement value of more than $80 billion.  We also have robust new construction and rehabilitation programs that have traditionally received over $2 billion in funding per year.  In addition, we have a leasehold account with an annual budget of over $400 million.  Finally, as any large owner-occupier of international real estate, we are always buying, selling, and repositioning our properties to better advance our diplomatic mission.  We are currently managing over 150 real estate transactions worldwide with a value of more than $2 billion.  The Planning and Real Estate group has also won nine (9) national awards in the areas of Asset Management, Public Projects, Master Plans, and Best Practices.


Fellowships in Planning and Real Estate provide a unique opportunity for candidates to work on interesting real estate transactions and see how a large federal agency manages its worldwide portfolio.  You will be kept very busy, engaging in exciting work, while learning of and contributing to our daily operations.  Below I have also provided a few links that provide a little background about our Bureau within the State Department:

1.     Design Excellence --- This link is to our Design Excellence video which describes our approach to provide secure, safe, and functional embassies and consulates.          

2.     New Embassy in London --- This link is a video about our new Embassy project in London, U.K.

The application window for the 2016 class is open from November 18 through December 1.  The application can be accessed from the USAJOBS website:


·       Link to PMF Announcement and Application:


This listing and the PMF website ( will offer an overview of the process and requirements.  The application and interview process is rigorous and competitive so please allow yourself plenty of time to complete the necessary steps.  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply.  Dual citizenship is welcome.

Location:  Denver, CO

Company:  MOA Architecture

Due Date:  January 2017


Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship


MOA ARCHITECTURE offers an annual merit based private scholarship award + paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs. Total value to the students is typically in excess of $12,000.


It is our intent that this Scholarship Award + Internship opportunity rewards and challenges students with practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational experience, and further stimulates their passion and interest in a career in architecture. The summer of 2017 will be the 10th year of our program, and it has proven to be a rewarding experience for the students and MOA.


For summer 2017, we offer the Robert L. Outland Women and Minority Scholarship + Internship. Named in honor of our founding principal and an Oklahoma Choctaw Native American, this award was established to recognize and reward entering fifth year, or graduate level women and minority students in an accredited architectural program (who will be returning to school in Fall 2017 following the internship). This Scholarship + Internship is specifically intended for students who demonstrate their passion for architecture, high academic achievement and design ability.


We have chosen to limit opportunity on an every-other year basis (odd numbered years) specifically for those under-represented in the profession - women and minority students through the Robert L. Outland Scholarship. In alternating even numbered years (next opportunity summer 2018) we offer the Kiyoshi Murata Scholarship + Internship, which is open to all students.


Submittals are due in January 2017, please visit our Scholarship + Internship page for more information about this opportunity and the application/submission requirements. 

Financial Aid

We are committed to working with every prospective and continuing student to assist in identifying sources of financial aid, scholarships, work study opportunities, and graduate assistantships.


The Office of Student Financial Aid will be your primary source of information regarding loans and other types of aid. You should work directly with that office's expert staff to identify the kinds of aid that are available to you.


Quick Links:

Financial Aid for Prospective Students

Financial Aid for Current Undergraduate Students

Financial Aid for Graduate Students