We recommend applying to our program as soon as you have made a decision about your education, as class sizes are limited. Early application will also aid in the consideration of your application with our numerous scholarship opportunities. Early admissions will begin in December. All departmental programs have a selective admissions policy.

Please note that although you need only fill out one application form here, it will be reviewed first for acceptance into the University, and second for acceptance into our Department. Listed below are the requirements for application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15


High School Students

High school students must submit:

    • a completed UMKC application
    • ACT or SAT scores
    • high-school class rank
    • all applicants must indicate Architectural Studies or Urban Planning + Design as their intended major on the UMKC application. This is an important detail. If this detail is ignored or if another major is indicated, the UMKC application will not be reviewed by the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design.

Once your application has been received, the Admissions Office will send us your completed application. You will then receive a letter from the department accepting or denying your entry into one of the degree programs. Accepted students will be asked for a deposit to hold their place in the program. The deposit will be applied directly to your tuition.


Transfer Students

Transfer students must submit:

    • a completed UMKC application
    • official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended
    • all applicants must indicate Architectural Studies or Urban Planning + Design as their intended major on the UMKC application. This is an important detail. If this detail is ignored or if another major is indicated, the UMKC application will not be reviewed by the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design.

Students still enrolled in another institution but planning to transfer to UMKC are urged to contact the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design for advice about courses they could take that may meet some of the department’s requirements.