Prospective Students


The Architecture Program is an intimate academic environment committed to developing future leaders who apply design-thinking skills to contemporary architectural and urban issues. The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is a small academic unit providing individual advising and focused instruction within the context of the University of Maryland, one of the nation’s largest and most respected public research institutions.
Our graduates are highly sought after because their education provides unparalleled opportunities to gain critical insights into sustainable technologies, building craft, architectural history and theory, and urban design. The Washington - Baltimore region is one of the finest places in North America to study architecture.  The history, culture, architecture, and urbanism in our regional context is complemented by a variety of foreign educational opportunities that prepare our students to live and work in a global environment.
We offer a pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the undergraduate level and our professional degree the Master of Architecture at the graduate level.  We also offer post-professional and doctoral educational opportunities.  The tabs below can provide you with valuable information about architectural education and our programs here at the University of Maryland.


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Open House and Visiting the School

The best way to get to know us is to visit us in person. We have scheduled a series of informative open house events to show you the Architecture Program in action. The best time to visit the School is on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday when you will see studio courses in action. Please make an online appointment for a School tour.


The Fall Graduate Open House is on Friday, October 9th from 1:30 - 6pm. Please RSVP by clicking here.


You can meet with current students, staff, and faculty to hear about our masters programs in Architecture, Community Planning, Historic Preservation, Real Estate Development, our PhD in Urban and Regional Planning Design, and a host of Dual Degree options to combine your interests. We look forward to seeing you in October. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Brick at


Eventbrite - MAPP Graduate Open House