PhD in the Built Environment – Admissions

Admission to the Ph.D. program is based on evidence of promise of high scholarly achievement and research orientation. The applicant's statement of purpose, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test results, letters of recommendation, and examples of past work constitute the basis for the admissions evaluation. Further, to ensure the highest level of faculty support and proper level of faculty guidance, the program accepts those students whose research interests match areas of specialized faculty competence. Students are encouraged to identify faculty whose interests coincide with theirs in their statement of purpose.

Applicants must have a Master's Degree in a discipline that either is one of the College's central areas of specialization (such as Architectural Studies or Urban Design and Planning) or a normal area of expertise in the College's activities (e.g. engineering, energy studies, real estate, geography, environmental psychology, computer aided design or GIS, and so on), or that is congruent with one of the three Fundamental Areas integrated into the Built Environment Program (such as environmental or sustainability studies, or materials science, or visual culture-representation studies).

For more information on applying to the PhD in the Built Environment, please see the CBE website.