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Indiana University

The J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program (Miller M.Arch) re-imagines the links between art, architecture, and the city of Columbus, IN by educating architects to be civic minded, innovative, and imaginative world thinkers.

The Miller M.Arch is uniquely based on twin studio experiences of architectural design and studio art. Cross-pollination of these allied disciplines creates fertile ground for the development of the imagination. Our multi-disciplinary curriculum will embolden you to pursue innovation at the intersection of art and architecture.

Our program is housed within the nationally landmarked Republic Building, which is one of over eighty significant works of architecture in the city of Columbus. This extraordinary urban environment has been forged through collaborative community partnerships and a unique stakeholder engagement process that underpins our educational mission. You will explore, study, and live in this extended campus of architectural ideas.

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Indiana University Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is in candidacy for accreditation of the following NAAB-accredited degree program:

M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 108 graduate credits)

Initial Candidacy granted: 2019

Next visit for continuation of candidacy: Fall 2021

Projected year of initial accreditation: 2023

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Columbus, Indiana, is a surprising city, with more than sixty public buildings designed by modern masters—I.M. Pei, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Cesar Pelli, Richard Meier, Harry Weese, Robert Venturi, and James Polshek, to name a few.

While many architecture programs bring students to Columbus to see these buildings, as a student you will have the advantage of a long-term, intimate association with a high concentration of outstanding examples of modern architecture.

You’ll also have access to a thriving, responsive art and design community, important community design projects, and international learning opportunities.


Coming from backgrounds as diverse as art, physics, philosophy, history, and the life sciences, students in this select program are inventive thinkers and doers. A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university is required for admission. There are no course prerequisites, but Calculus I and Physics I are recommended.

Admissions Requirements:

1. Complete the online application. You must provide the following information in the online application:

  • Three letters of recommendation: Submit the contact information (including the names, street addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three people who will submit your letters of recommendation via the online application system. The online system will then email your contacts with instructions on how to submit their references online. The online recommendations should address your potential for academic success in a graduate program.
  • Personal statement: Submit a written personal statement (less than two pages) that outlines your academic and career goals. You may want to discuss how your prior experience relates to the program.
  • Resume: Submit a resume or curriculum vitae 1–2 pages in length.
  • Official GRE scores (recommended).

2. Submit your portfolio online via SlideRoom, an online system that accepts images and short videos. Provide 1–40 items. Images (up to 10MB each), video (up to 500MB each), audio (up to 60MB each), PDFs (up to 20MB each) and models (Sketchfab). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud. There are no specific requirements as to content, but it must be well-designed, cohesive, and representative of your work. Program-related projects are strongly encouraged, but the portfolio may include other creative work such as painting, furniture design, etc.

3. Pay the application fees. The total cost for submitting the application is $78 for domestic applicants and $83 for international applicants.

4. Send official transcripts from all of the undergraduate institutions you attended, as well as from any graduate programs (if applicable). The transcript must demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For international students, if the original documents are not in English, a verified translation must be sent with your official transcripts in your native language.

5. Submit your TOEFL results (international students only)

Application Deadlines:

Domestic: For best consideration, applicants should submit their application by January 15. We will continue to consider applications on a rolling basis until May 15, 2021.

International: All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on December 15, 2020.

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