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Applying to GSAPP

Columbia GSAPP is committed to attracting the best talent from a wide range of geographic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and employs a holistic application review process that considers multiple factors with the intent of creating a class enhanced by diverse voices. Applicants are considered for their academic merit, potential, and individual experiences, and are selected to shape the best possible educational environment in the School’s studios and classrooms for the student body at large.

The 2024 admissions deadline for PhD and Master’s programs has passed and the applications are closed. The application for 2025 admissions will be available in September.

Applications for the non-degree programs Intro to Architecture and Shape of Two Cities: New York Paris are open and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Admissions Office Contact

407 Avery Hall, Columbia University
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Also see the complete list of GSAPP’s academic and administrative contacts.

2023 Open House

Master of Architecture Curriculum Presentation
Mario Gooden, M.Arch Program Director, with Architecture Faculty, October 2023
Open House and
Grad School Fairs

GSAPP will hosted a Prospective Student Open house in October 2023. Please see the Open House page for more information, and join our mailing list if you would like to receive updates and additional details.

Additional Admissions Info and Q&A Sessions are held throughout the fall until the application deadlines in January. GSAPP also participates in college fairs across the country. Please see links to upcoming events below and register online to participate.

Part-time Options

Columbia GSAPP offers part-time options for the MS in Computational Design Practices, MS in Historic Preservation, and MS in Urban Planning degrees. Specifically designed for active practitioners in the field who wish to maintain professional positions while studying, these options are based on the same academic requirements and allow students to complete the same degree over a longer time period. Learn more on the specific program pages:

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The GSAPP Conversations podcasts features student hosts and conversations with guest speakers, alumni, and faculty. Browse our online archive or subscribe on iTunes.