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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Application Process

We offer a full range of degrees. If you do not find what you are looking for please contact the Director of Student Recruitment at myapd@k-state.edu.

High School and Transfer Students

College Graduates

College Graduates Seeking an Online Degree

 

High School and Transfer Students

APDesign offers accredited 5-year Master's degrees in architecture, interior architecture & product design, landscape architecture, and regional & community planning which are designed for high school graduates and transfer students. The application process for these degree programs are listed below based on the type of student you are.

The application deadline for the 5-year Master's degrees is February 1st.
High School Graduates

The admission decision will be based on cumulative high school grade point average and composite ACT or SAT scores without the writing portion.

How to apply

  • Apply to Kansas State University  and mark one of these majors as your intended major
    • architecture,
    • interior architecture & product design,
    • landscape architecture,
    • or regional & community planning.
  • Pay the application fee of $40 to K-State.
  • Provide the self-reported GPA and ACT or SAT score on the application to K-State.
Transfer Students

Admission decisions will be based on the college grade point average.

How to apply

  • Apply to Kansas State University and mark one of these majors as your intended major
    • architecture,
    • interior architecture & product design,
    • landscape architecture,
    • or regional & community planning.
  • Pay the application fee of $40 to K-State.
  • Send official transcripts from all institutions where you have earned credit. Including the fall grades and spring classes. All transcripts should be sent to the K-State Office of Admissions.
  • If you are applying for the accelerated summer studio you must email the director of student recruitment at myapd@k-state.edu to notify us of your intention to be considered for the accelerated summer bridge studio.

Students planning to transfer to the college are urged to contact the associate dean of student services in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at myapd@k-state.edu for advice about courses that may meet some of the college's requirements.

Architectural Studies at UMKC

Students wishing to pursue an education in architecture, interior architecture & product design, or landscape architecture in Kansas City can begin their studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

Learn more

A cooperative agreement established in 1987, between K-State and UMKC enables students to enroll in a comprehensive two-year curriculum (one year for landscape architecture) that introduces them to the fundamentals of environmental design. Eligible students complete a sequence of courses comparable to those offered by Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Design. Students apply for admission to K-State and APDesign upon satisfactory completion of UMKC’s curriculum.

The UMKC architecture program is located in Katz Hall. UMKC student course work and overall experience are enriched by alliances with the Kansas City Center for Design Education and Research, the American Institute of Architects, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Approximately 36 students are selectively admitted to the first-year class at UMKC. Most students are from Missouri and the Kansas City metropolitan area. Scholarships are available for students interested in beginning their architectural studies at UMKC, and Bright Flight Scholarships are also accepted.

Learn more at the UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design.

International Degree-Seeking Students

Admission decisions will be based on grade point average and if available the ACT or SAT scores if available for high school applicants.

How to apply

  • Apply to Kansas State University and mark one of these majors as your intended major
    • architecture,
    • interior architecture & product design,
    • landscape architecture,
    • or regional & community planning.
  • High School students send your official transcripts and if possible your ACT or SAT scores.
  • Transfer students send official transcripts from all institutions you have earn credit from. All transcripts and test scores should be sent to the International Admissions Office at K-State.
Primary language is not English

If English is not your primary language you must demonstrate English proficiency before you can be considered for admission to APDesign. All documentation must be received by the Office of International Admissions prior to February 1. If language proficiency is not proven and you attend K-State in the English Language Program (ELP) you must have complete ELP requirements and a full semester of university courses before applying to APDesign. For more information on English language proficiency, please contact International Admissions.

Current K-State Students

Admission decisions will be based on the cumulative K-State GPA.

How to apply

Students enrolled in K-State's English Language Program (ELP) must have completed ELP requirements before beginning studio in the APDesign.

Coursework recommendations for 2017-18 (PDF) 

 

 

 

College Graduates

The following degrees are designed for college graduates, please select the degree of interest to learn more about the application process.

The application deadline for international students is January 1st.

The priority application deadline for domestic students is February 1st. However, applications will be accepted throughout the year.
Master of Architecture
Master of Science in Architecture
Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Regional & Community Planning


The application deadline for international and domestic students interested in the Ph.D. program is January 1st.
Ph.D. in Environmental Design & Planning

 

 

College Graduates Seeking an Online Degree or Certificate

Applications will be accepted throughout the year.
Master of Science in Community Development
Graduate Certificate in Community Development

 

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Susan Lannou
Susan Lannou
Director of Student Recruitment

Questions?

Contact me for help with your academic plans
785-532-1994
myapd@k-state.edu.