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Advanced Placement (AP) credit can be utilized to meet General Education requirements. In Architectural Studies, students generally select American History or Government, Calculus, English, or Physics. Students seeking AP Art credit for 2-D design or drawing are encouraged to consult with department faculty to determine whether the AP Art portfolio demonstrates mastery of skills necessary for the professional program portfolio application.

Other AP credit could also be used for elective credit and credit towards a Minor. Credit will be awarded based on the scores posted here.

The Department of Architectural Studies welcomes transfer students from other undergraduate programs and community colleges to its undergraduate program. General education credits and transfers can be reviewed online. Faculty will review original portfolio work for determination of credits and transfers for design coursework taken at another school. Architectural Studies has developed agreements with community colleges as described below.

MU Architectural Studies Cooperates with Moberly Area Community College:

A new transfer partnership is arranged leading to bachelor’s degree professional programs in interior design and architectural studies. The 4-Year Plans below map out the sequence of courses and the objectives met to benefit transfer students.

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MU Architectural Studies Cooperates with St Louis Community College:

Acceptance to the Interior Design professional design sequence is based on design work and academic achievement in the three specified courses: ArchSt1200 Drafting (3 cr), Art 1050 Drawing (3 cr), and ArchSt1100 Visual Design (two-dimensional design) (3 cr).

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The Architectural Studies undergraduate program prepares students for application to graduate school. Some alumni are admitted with graduate teaching assistantships to the MU Architectural Studies Masters and doctoral program. Alumni are also admitted to many other highly ranked graduate programs throughout the U.S. Graduate program recruiters from the University of Kansas and Washington University are invited to visit with students during the fall semester to discuss their M Arch program. Because curriculum, program offerings, and requirements change, students interested in graduate schools are encouraged to keep in communication with the institutions where they intend to apply.

MU Architectural Studies Cooperates with the University of Kansas M Arch Program with Reciprocity Agreement:

  • Admission based on GPA, letters of recommendation, portfolio review and interview.
  • Includes a study abroad requirement.
  • MArch completed in 2 calendar years (based on portfolio & GPA).
  • Out-of-state tuition waived for Missouri residents when enrolled in MArch program as a first professional architecture degree.
  • Questions about the program? Contact Admissions Secretary in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, University of Kansas, Marvin Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-3167 or check the web site at
  • Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) for interior design program
  • SEC Deans of Architecture

Journal of Housing for the Elderly Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Each semester nationally recognized speakers address a department-wide audience with advisory board and practicing professionals from the community. They also participate in mock interviews and student critiques of thesis projects. Two endowments from generous donors support the speaker series:

  • Carol Ann Williams Lectureship in Design
    • Peter B MacKeith of Washington University (2006)
    • Bob Berkebile of BNIM (2007)
    • Taryn Mead of Biomimicry Guild (2008)
    • James P. Cramer of Greenway Group, Inc and DesignIntelligence (2009)
    • Loukas Kalisperis of Penn State (2010)
    • Sarah Susanka author of Not So Big House series (2011)
    • Marlon Blackwell of Marlon Blackwell Architects (2012)
    • Ron Rochon of Miller Hull Partnership (2014)
    • Charles Rose of Charles Rose Architects (2015)
    • James L. Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects (2016)
  • Marcia Wehrle Healy and Robert N. Healy Interior Design and Architecture Lecture Series
    • Alan Maskin of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (2009)
    • Bernard J Cywinski of Bohlin, Cywinski, Jackson (2010)
    • Antoine Predock of Andrew Predock Architect (2011)
    • Dan Maginn of el dorado (2012)
    • Andrew Herdeg of Lake/Flato (2013)
    • Jon Otis of Pratt Institute (2014)
    • Bill Zahner of Zahner Company (2015)
    • Laura Hartman of Fernau+Hartman Architects (2016)

Stay in touch! Your faculty are interested in staying in touch with you. We involve alumni and friends in student critiques and more activities. We also send department updates and job offerings by email. Send us your news, email address, and any name change.

Chuck Graham, Jim DeJong, John Wodatch, Robin Jones

Chuck Graham, Jim DeJong, John Wodatch, Robin Jones. Witnesses at original ADA signing

Dr. D'souza, Dr. Balakrishnan and others

Faculty visit HOK alumni in KC

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