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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

For Transfer Students

The five-year Master's degree programs are designed for high school graduates and transfer students. It is an accredited degree that will result in a Master's degree instead of a Bachelor's degree and will lead to licensure or certification. APDesign offers four accredited five-year Master's degree programs:

APDesign offers an accelerated summer studio for transfer students. The accelerated summer studio is designed to prepare qualified transfer students to enter the second year of the professional program of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Product Design or Landscape Architecture. Students who successfully complete the accelerated summer studio are able to potentially reduce the total length of time required to complete the accredited professional graduate programs at K‐State by one year (four years instead of five years at K‐State).

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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).

This is 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.

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