Coordinated M.Arch/MUP Application

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Priority Application Deadline: January 15 (fall admission only
Applications submitted after this date may miss opportunities for financial assistance.
Submit only one application and fee to the Coordinated M.Arch/MUP Program.

Admission Requirements: Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
M.Arch/MUP 3: Pre-professional bachelor’s degree in architecture with 5 architecture design studios.
M.Arch/MUP 4: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.


  1. Application, Reasons Statement and Fee
    Complete application form and reasons statement:
  2. Transcripts
    One official transcript sent directly to the Graduate School from each undergraduate and graduate school attended. If you received your undergraduate degree from UWM, you do not need to submit an official transcript.
  3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – General Test Scores: Institution Code 1473
    GRE website:  Preferred scores: top 50%-ile for each category.


  1. Letters of Recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic and/or professional work. Letters should be from non-related individuals who know you through previous academic programs or relevant professional activity. Recommendation form:
  2. Portfolio
    All applicants are required to submit an electronic portfolio. The portfolio should show evidence of interest in design, and should be carefully conceived, well designed, neatly prepared, and easily readable digitally. Design your portfolio for digital review rather than submitting an electronic version of your printed portfolio. For M.Arch/MUP 4 applicants, the portfolio should provide an indication of your aptitude for thinking critically and creatively through design. This can include such items as illustrated research papers, photographs of executed artwork, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and/or craft work, and freehand drawings. Present work sufficient to demonstrate the depth and breadth of your creative activity; a variety of work is important to give the review board a sense of how you arrived at architecture as a course of study to pursue. For successful submission, the portfolio:
    • Must be no more than 10 MB. Any portfolio over 10 MB will not be accepted.
    • Must be a pdf file. We do not accept any other file types.
    • The portfolios will be reviewed digitally (it will not be printed); format your portfolio for view on a computer screen, and use a horizontal format in your design.
    • Do not include photos of yourself, your CV/resume or your Social Security Number in the electronic portfolio.
    • • Include a cover page with your first and last name, and the program you are applying to (e.g., John Smith, M.Arch/MUP 3).
    Submit the portfolio as an email attachment to Subject line of email: “M.Arch/MUP Portfolio Submission”

In addition to above requirements, a minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT or 600 PBT, or a score of 7.0 on the IELTS.


UWM Graduate School:
Graduate School
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
P.O. Box 340 | Milwaukee, WI 53201-0340
3203 N Downer Ave | Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 414.229.6569

UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning:
School of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413 | Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
2131 E. Hartford Ave | Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: 414.229.4015 (Student Advising Office)

UWM Center for International Education:
International Admissions
Center for International Education
P.O. Box 413 | Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413 USA
2441 E. Hartford Ave | Garland Hall 138 | Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA
Phone: 414.229.4846
Fax: 414.229.0521