Admission Requirements + Deadlines

PROGRAM CONTACTS, REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES

Program

Points of Contact

Admission Requirements

Deadlines (Priority)

Architecture

Bachelor of Science

 

Program Director: Ivan Bernal, ibernal@kent.edu, 330-672-0934

 

  • 3.0 GPA and holistic review

 

Jan 31st

Architectural Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Program Coordinator: Dr. Brett Tippey, btippey@kent.edu, 330-672-3934

 

Jan 31st

Construction Management

Bachelor of Science

Program Coordinator: Suat Gunhan, sgunhan@kent.edu, 330-672-1468

 

Jan 31st

Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts

Interim Program Director: Ronn Daniel, rdanie25@kent.edu, 330-672- 2917

  • 2.75 GPA and holistic review

Jan 31st

Master of Architecture

[+MBA] or [+MUD]

Program Coordinator:  Ivan Bernal, ibernal@kent.edu, 330-672-0934

Dean Mark Mistur, Interim Graduate Program Coordinator

 

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores (see below)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio

Jan. 15th

Master of Urban Design

Program Coordinator: Ivan Bernal, ibernal@kent.edu, 330-672-0934

Dean Mark Mistur, Interim Graduate Program Coordinator

 

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores (see below)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio

Jan. 15th

Master of Landscape Architecture

Pre and Post Professional Degrees

MLA Coordinator: Cat Marshall, cmarsh40@kent.edu, 216-357-3434

Dean Mark Mistur, Interim Graduate Program Coordinator

 

  • Post-Professional requires LAAB B.A.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores waived for AY 2022-2023
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio - View Master of Landscape Architecture Portfolio Guide
Jan. 15th

Master of Healthcare Design

Program Coordinator: Sara Bayramzadeh,
sbayramz@kent.edu, 330-672-0936

 

  • Accredited Degree from NABB, CIDA, or International Equivalent  
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio

Fall: January 15th

Spring: June 1st

Master of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design

Program Coordinator: Reid Coffman,
rcoffma4@kent.edu, 216-337-5934

Dean Mark Mistur, Interim Graduate Program Coordinator

 

  • 3.2 GPA
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts
  • GRE 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio

Priority Deadline
February 1st

Fall: April 15th
Spring: none

 

Master of Science in Construction Management

Program Coordinator: Suat Gunhan, sgunhan@kent.edu, 330-672-1468

Dean Mark Mistur, Interim Graduate Program Coordinator

 

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Transcripts

  • Letters of Recommendation

Priority Deadline:

Jan. 15th

Graduate Certificate in Health Systems and Facilities Design 

 

Program Coordinator: Sara Bayramzadeh,
sbayramz@kent.edu, 330-672-0936

 

Rolling

Priority deadlines: October 30 and May 30

SUBMITTING APPLICATION MATERIALS

Undergraduate and graduate students should submit materials electronically through the respective undergraduate admissions or graduate admissions portals. 

Information regarding Graduate Assistantships may be found on the Graduate College website: https://www.kent.edu/studentaffairs/graduate-assistantships

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) is committed to providing support to qualified graduate students. To apply for a graduate assistantship, download the application form and complete it. Upload the completed assistantship application form and all supporting documents (current vita/resume) to your application portal as additional documents after you have submitted your graduate program application. Log in as a returning user with the credentials you used to create your application.

Graduate Assistantships in the CAED are competitive and awarded on an individual basis. Graduate Assistantships are program-dependent research or teaching appointments and are meant to provide financial support by means of tuition waivers and stipend. The majority of CAED Graduate Assistantships are partial (typically one of two semesters per year) with the opportunity for renewal in subsequent years given satisfactory academic progress and good standing.  It is expected that graduate students will be responsible for the remaining cost of attendance (tuition, if applicable, fees and living expenses) after the assistantship is applied.  

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

English Language Proficiency

Please review the information on the Kent State University Office of Global Education website regarding international graduate student admissions.

Minimum required language proficiency scores for the Master of Architecture (M. Arch), Master of Urban Design (MUD), Master of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design (MSAED), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA1 and MLA2,) and Master of Healthcare Design (MHD).

TOEFL PBT TOEFL iBT IELTS DET MELAB PTE
550 80 6.5 110 77 54

Minimum required language proficiency scores for the Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM)

TOEFL PBT TOEFL iBT IELTS  DET MELAB PTE
550 79  6.5 110 77 58

English proficiency test scores are required for admission.  Effective Fall 2020, we now permanently accept Duolingo English Test (DET),  as proof of English proficiency.  Additionally, IELTS and Person Vue online tests, IELTS indicator, TOEFL home version and TOEFL ITP Plus will be temporarily accepted as approved examinations for English proficiency requirements.  

GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE)

Scores above 151 (460) verbal reasoning, 150 (620) quantitative reasoning and 4.25 analytical writing will give an applicant good chances of admission. Note: Master of Healthcare Design and Master of Landscape Architecture degree applications do not require a GRE score. 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Letters of recommendation are required for all masters programs. Submit letters of recommendation completed by persons who are familiar with your educational goals and your ability to achieve them (one of three letters of recommendation should be from a professional, non-academic source). The format may be a letter and/or the recommendation form, which can be downloaded from the Graduate College Forms Library. For MSAED program letters of recommendation refer to MSAED admission requirements page.

PETITION FOR ADMISSION INTO STUDIO MAJORS

Petition Link