PhD Program
Architecture and

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February 19, 2014


Admission requirements include the submission of an application with specific and detailed letter of intent of study in one of the following areas: History and Theory, Social and Cultural Factors in Design, and Technology and Environment. The statement in this letter is essential in the assessment of interest and intention with respect to our concentrations and our program faculty. Admission requirements also include the submission of academic transcripts, letters of recommendation from individuals with whom the applicant has studied, GRE exam results, and TOEFL results when required. GRE standards vary according to the student’s stated area of interest. Generally, scores of 600 or above are preferred. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 95, but higher scores are preferred. This test is waived for students who have studied for two years or more at an American University or a university where English is the only language of instruction.

The annual deadline for receipt of applications for fall admission is 7 January. Applicants should apply on-line to Graduate College Admissions.

Successful applicants may receive a fellowship, assistantship, and/or tuition and fee waiver to help defray their expenses. This information is usually provided with the letter offering admission or arrives soon thereafter. Inquiries should be addressed to: 

Chair, Ph.D. Committee
101 Temple Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
or email