Admission News and Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Architecture is currently closed to all visitors, including prospective graduate students.
Graduate Portfolio Day, February 25
Prospective students are invited to our annual celebration of current graduate student portfolios. See the event page to RSVP and view selected portfolios.
Virtual Open Studios
Open studios provide an opportunity to hear from UIC graduate faculty and students as they show and discuss their in-progress work. Register to attend.
February 12, 5-6pm (Central)
Third-year MArch/MS studio: Hot Farms
Instructor: Clare Lyster
February 19, 5-6pm (Central)
First-year MArch studio: No Wonder Museum
Instructor: Stewart Hicks
April 9, 5-6pm (Central)
Second-year MArch studio: Open House
GRE Update
GRE scores are now optional for fall 2021 applicants, though applicants are still encouraged to submit scores when possible. Students choosing not to submit scores must notify us of this decision. See Requirements page for more details.
Contact a current grad student
Submit this form to be put in touch with a current School of Architecture student. Ask questions about studio culture, graduate classes, living in Chicago, etc.
Meet with an advisor
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with the Graduate Academic Advisor to ask questions about admissions requirements, curriculum, and anything else related to the graduate program.
Virtual graduate information sessions
Additional sessions will be scheduled in spring 2021.
Consider attending a Virtual Information Session to learn more about the graduate program. These are one-hour online sessions hosted throughout the year in which prospective students can learn more about the approach and curriculum of the School, the admissions process, and the kinds of work and activities our graduate students are engaging with.

Additional events

We encourage prospective students to check out our public lectures, exhibitions, and other events hosted by the School. See our events page for more information.