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Discover specific requirements you should meet for both our engineering and architecture graduate programs.

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Students applying to the Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Engineering programs must submit the following items. Please refer to the University’s graduate admission page for more information. Requirements include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Create or continue your Online Application
  • Application fee
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official transcripts (a minimum 3.0 GPA as an undergraduate)
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Engineering candidates must have an appropriate baccalaureate degree in engineering from an engineering degree program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

 

  • International Applicants:
    • English Proficiency (international students)
      • TOEFL: minimum of 70 (Internet-based test – iBT)
      • PTE: minimum score of 50
      • IELTS: minimum score of 6.0 overall
      • Duolingo: minimum score of 95 combined
      • You can qualify for the English Proficiency Waiver if you fit one of the following two categories:
        • You are an International applicant whose native language is English.
        • You are an International applicant holding a bachelor’s or master's degree from a country where the native language is English. 
        • If you believe you meet one of these criteria, please email gradstudy@hartford.edu.
    • Admitted students will be required to submit a passport and financial documents that indicate financial capability and responsibility for at least the first year of enrollment (tuition, fees, and living expenses). If you are not personally funding your tuition, your sponsor must submit a sponsor certification and submit official financial documentation.

Applicants who hold baccalaureate degrees in engineering fields not usually considered typical (electrical, mechanical, civil, aerospace, chemical, computer, or control engineering are typical engineering degrees), or who hold baccalaureate or master's degrees in non-engineering fields or in engineering technology, or those whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 but who have appropriate architecture or engineering experience will be considered on an individual basis. The same applies to applicants holding bachelor's degrees from institutions not accredited by EAC/ABET. Applicants in these categories may be required to complete specified undergraduate engineering courses before being admitted to the Master of Engineering program.

Students should obtain at least a B grade in all such preparatory courses. Applicants may enroll for up to 6 credits on a non-matriculated basis before submitting a formal application for admission. Grades of courses taken on this basis will be considered in the review of the application

Students applying to the Master of Architecture program are required to submit the following items. Please check the university’s graduate admission page for more information:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Create or continue your Online Application
  • Application fee
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official transcripts (a minimum 3.0 GPA as an undergraduate)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio of applicable creative work is required for all applicants. Please see the paragraph below for the specific requirements for each M.Arch Track 
  • International Applicants:
    • English Proficiency (international students)
      • TOEFL: minimum of 80 (Internet-based test – iBT)
      • PTE: minimum score of 58
      • IELTS: minimum score of 6.5 overall
      • Duolingo: minimum score of 110 combined
      • You can qualify for the English Proficiency Waiver if you fit one of the following two categories:
        • You are an International applicant whose native language is English.
        • You are an International applicant holding a bachelor’s or master's degree from a country where the native language is English. 
        • If you believe you meet one of these criteria, please email gradstudy@hartford.edu.
    • Admitted students will be required to submit a passport and financial documents that indicate financial capability and responsibility for at least the first year of enrollment (tuition, fees, and living expenses). If you are not personally funding your tuition, your sponsor must submit a sponsor certification and submit official financial documentation.

Applicants to the M.Arch Track 1 program must be enrolled in the University of Hartford Architectural Design + Technology degree program, have completed their junior year, have at least a 3.4 GPA, and complete four prerequisite graduate-level courses during their senior year. Track 1 applicants only need to complete a quick application, provide a letter of intent, and submit a portfolio; please contact Department Chair James Fuller for information about the quick application process. Track 1 applicant portfolios must demonstrate the applicant’s ability in architectural design and graphic communication. External applicants with undergraduate degrees from other schools are not eligible for the M.Arch Track 1 and should apply to Track 2 or Track 3.

Applicants to the M.Arch Track 2 programs must hold an undergraduate pre-professional degree in architecture (i.e. BS or BA in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or Architectural Engineering Technology, Building Technology, or equivalent) from a regionally accredited collegiate institution. Candidates must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants to the Track 2 program should submit portfolios that demonstrate the applicant’s ability in architectural design and graphic communication.

Applicants to the M.Arch Track 3 program must hold an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in any field (including non-preprofessional architecture degrees such as BA in Architectural Studies) and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants to the M.Arch Track 3 must submit a portfolio exhibiting creative and academic works (painting, sculpture, photography, woodworking, construction, etc). This portfolio will be used to evaluate advanced placement for the applicant. Applicants must have completed college-level credit for Algebra-based Physics 1 and Calculus 1 & 2 or approved equivalent. The architecture graduate admissions committee determines advanced placement on a case-by-case basis through a portfolio and transcript review.

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