Welcome and thank you for your interest in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) at the University of Maryland. Select the programs below to learn more about their degrees admission requirements.
Most graduate degrees at MAPP do not require the GRE. For specific information on exceptions, please visit the program that you are interested in.
The Architecture Program at the University of Maryland prepares students to meet the design challenges of an ever-changing world. We provide a nationally-recognized architectural education that meshes applied learning, community engagement, professional mentorship, real-world opportunities, and a supportive and diverse learning culture to ready students for sustainable and socially-minded practice.
The Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland provides the Master of Community Planning, a leading graduate program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board that prepares students to tackle a variety of issues and topics affecting communities and urban environments. The program offers a comprehensive core curriculum along with courses leading to specializations in environmental planning, transportation planning, housing and community development, and economic development.
The Historic Preservation Program at the University of Maryland is committed to educating future leaders in the preservation field. As part of the diverse and collaborative community of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, we produce students who are skilled in interdisciplinary approaches to critical issues of place and space, and who are prepared to work with communities in promoting resilience, revitalization, and social justice. While most of our students enter the program within a year of earning their B.A. or B.S. degree, others return to school after many years working in a wide range of occupations and professions. Whatever your background, you will find the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation to be an engaging and multi-faceted place to pursue your graduate studies.
The Real Estate Development Program at the University of Maryland sets the standard in real estate education by offering a highly-flexible and personalized curriculum, real-world project work, mentorship, and professional opportunities. Its interdisciplinary setting in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation prepares students to deliver projects that are financially feasible, environmentally respectful, socially responsible, and sustainably designed: “the Quadruple Bottom Line.”
Admission is conducted on a rolling admissions basis.
The PhD program is highly selective and individualized. While some students have been admitted as part-time students, full-time study is encouraged and given priority in the admissions process.
Admission is competitive and application requirements differ by degree program. We encourage applications from students with solid academic backgrounds who have earned or will earn at least a bachelor's degree at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent of this degree in another country. As a minimum admission standard, the University of Maryland expects candidates to have a "B" average, or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, in a program of study resulting in a bachelor's degree. You may apply for admission to the University of Maryland during or after your final year of undergraduate study, but you must furnish proof of graduation before the end of your first term of enrollment at the university. Your application will be reviewed by two separate admissions committees.