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Admissions Application Form
Personal Data
Current Address
Permanent Address
Contact Information

Program of Study

                                                         


Applicant Information
Program Information
As a reminder, international students are not eligible to apply for the Online Master of Architecture or the Bachelor of Science in Architecture to Master of Architecture.

All students applying to the BAC onsite programs must complete the creative exercise and send it to your counselor separately from this application.  This can be accessed via the following link: Creative Exercise.

MDS Sustainable Design

Letters of Recommendation

Please submit two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities, along with your ability to engage in self-directed study, prioritize tasks and assignments, and meet deadlines.  Letters of Recommendation can be emailed directly from the recommender. 

Disclaimer:  The following documents can be sent in later if you need additional time to complete. Please fill out as much of the application as possible and click "Submit" at the end.  Your Admissions Counselor will follow up with you later or you can send the additional documents to admissions@the-bac.edu. 

Essay Question

Please submit an essay of approximately 500-750 words


What do you hope to gain from your masters studies in Sustainable Design at the BAC? Describe why you are interested in sustainable design and how a master's degree might foster your aspirations.  Include a critical assessment of your present knowledge base and skill set, and how you think the BAC can help develop them further.  Do you have a particular insight or approach that you will bring to your masters studies?  How do you feel your undergraduate studies and work experience influenced your goals for graduate studies?  Please provide specific detail.

International Applicants

Applicants who have a first language other than English must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete studies at the master's level. International applicants may submit documentation of an undergraduate degree completion where English was the medium of instruction, a TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 79 or IELTS band score of 6.5. 


A foreign credential evaluation is required of all international transcripts. We recommend WES or ECE for credential evaluations. International students enrolling in the MDS program must apply for an F-l student visa for every required intensive. The F-l student visa only permits stay in the U.S. for each residency; therefore students will be required to leave the U.S. at the conclusion of each intensive.

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions.

MDS Historic Preservation

Letters of Recommendation

Please submit two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities, along with your ability to engage in self-directed study, prioritize tasks and assignments, and meet deadlines.  Letters of Recommendation can be emailed directly from the recommender. 

Disclaimer:  The following documents can be sent in later if you need additional time to complete. Please fill out as much of the application as possible and click "Submit" at the end.  Your Admissions Counselor will follow up with you later or you can send the additional documents to admissions@the-bac.edu

Essay Question

Please submit an essay of approximately 500-750 words


Describe why you are interested in studying Historic Preservation at the graduate level at the BAC and how earning a master's degree in this field may support your career goals.  Include a critical assessment of your present knowledge base and skill set, and how you think the BAC can help you develop them further.  Do you have a particular insight or approach that you will bring to your masters studies?  How do you feel your undergraduate studies and work experience influenced your goals for graduate studies?  Please provide specific detail.  

International Applicants

Applicants who have a first language other than English must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete studies at the master's level. International applicants may submit documentation of an undergraduate degree completion where English was the medium of instruction, a TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 79 or IELTS band score of 6.5.  


A foreign credential evaluation is required of all international transcripts. We recommend WES or ECE for credential evaluations. International students enrolling in the MDS program must apply for an F-l student visa for every required intensive. The F-l student visa only permits stay in the U.S. for each residency; therefore students will be required to leave the U.S. at the conclusion of each intensive.

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions.

MDS Design for Human Health

Letters of Recommendation

Please submit two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities, along with your ability to engage in self-directed study, prioritize tasks and assignments, and meet deadlines.  Letters of Recommendation can be emailed directly from the recommender. 

Essay Question

Please submit an essay of approximately 500-750 words


Reflect upon your past educational and professional experience and describe what you hope to gain from the Masters of Design Studies in Design for Human Health.  Please include any particular insights, skills, or approaches that you will bring to your masters studies.  Describe why you are interested in design for human health and how a master's degree might foster your future aspirations.  Please provide specific details. 

International Applicants

Applicants who have a first language other than English must demonstrate a level of English proficiency necessary to complete studies at the master's level. International applicants may submit documentation of an undergraduate degree completion where English was the medium of instruction, a TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 79 or IELTS band score of 6.5. 


A foreign credential evaluation is required of all international transcripts. We recommend WES or ECE for credential evaluations. International students enrolling in the MDS program must apply for an F-l student visa for every required intensive. The F-l student visa only permits stay in the U.S. for each residency; therefore students will be required to leave the U.S. at the conclusion of each intensive.

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions.

Online Master of Architecture (Supplemental Questions)

Please note at this time, the Online Master of Architecture program is only available to US citizens and permanent residents due to visa restrictions affecting low-residency programs

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions.

Letters of Recommendation

Please submit two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities, along with your ability to engage in self-directed study, prioritize tasks and assignments, and meet deadlines.  Letters of Recommendation can be emailed directly from the recommender. 

Disclaimer:  The following documents can be sent in later if you need additional time to complete. Please fill out as much of the application as possible and click "Submit" at the end.  Your Admissions Counselor will follow up with you later or you can send the additional documents to admissions@the-bac.edu

Essay Questions (Please choose one to reflect upon)

Option 1:

 

The BAC provides a unique learning environment. Most schools take a conventional linear approach to education: the student studies theory and design in a classroom, gets his or her degree, and only then gets a chance to apply this in actual practice. At the BAC, however, classroom and practice are concurrent. What is learned in the classroom one day may be applied in the office the next. Work is not only part of school; work is school, just as much as the classroom or studio. There is a constant knowledge transfer. Examine your own life and describe a time when you found yourself either applying real-world knowledge in a classroom setting or applying classroom learning out in the "real world." Provide a detailed description of this situation and identify your objectives. Then detail the nature of the knowledge transfer and the degree to which it was successful. Finally, be sure to provide some thoughtful reflection on the situation and a critical analysis of why this transfer was or was not successful.

 

Option 2:


Provide a critical assessment of your present knowledge base and skill set, and how you think the BAC can help you develop them further. More specifically, do you have a particular insight or approach that you are bringing to the design disciplines? How do you feel your undergraduate studies may influence your graduate studies? Please provide specific detail. Allow for ample reflection and critical analysis.

Prerequisites

 

The following academic prerequisites must be met prior to admission. Applicants are encouraged to show examples of the Design Studio and Visual Studies prerequisites in their portfolio. Please note: completion of these prerequisites is the minimum standard and does not, in itself, guarantee admission in the Online Master of Architecture program.

 

Academic Component

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree, and demonstrate the following competencies:

Design Studio

Two to three years of architectural design studio courses.

General Education

Math (minimum level: Algebra and Trigonometry) Physics (Mechanics and Heat)

English Composition

History and Theory

Architectural History from Ancient to Modern (6 credit minimum)

Additional Architectural History and Theory Courses (6 credit minimum)

Technology and Management

Architectural Materials and Methods (3 credit minimum)

Architectural Structures (6 credit minimum)

HVAC (3 credit minimum)

Visual Studies

Freehand Drawing

Orthogonal/Technical Drawing

CAD 2D/CAD 3D

Advanced Design Media

 

Course Descriptions

In addition to transcripts from the appropriate institution, applicants must provide course descriptions for the academic component prerequisites listed above to demonstrate competency. 


Master of Science in Interior Architecture
Essay Question
Please submit an essay of approximately 500 – 750 words addressing the following:

Describe your goals for the application of graduate-level interior architecture studies to your career. What strengths do you bring that can be shared with others in the program? What challenges do you anticipate? Please provide specific detail

Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation attesting to your academic and professional abilities. Recommendations should address your motivation and ability to succeed in a program of self-directed graduate study.

Resume

Please submit your most recent resume emphasizing prior education, work experience, and professional contributions

                                                         

Official transcript can be sent to the BAC or mailed in a sealed envelope to:

 

BAC Admissions

320 Newbury St

Boston, MA 02115

                                                         


High School
Prior College Attendance
School Information

Dates Attended

Schedule Preference 
 
Transfer Credit
Financial Aid

If yes, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you may obtain by going to: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov


The Boston Architectural College's school code is 003966.

Prior Work Experience
Misc. Information
Felony

Felony convictions will not necessarily preclude you from admission to the Boston Architectural College.

Prior Experience (Online Master of Architecture)

Please list previous employment in the profession, starting with the most recent. (Please provide Practice Documentation for all architecture related employment):Click here to enter text

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Acknowledgement

I certify that the information provided on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any misrepresentation may be cause for denial of my application for admission or dismissal from the Boston Architectural College.

The Boston Architectural College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex, affectional/sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, scholarship, and loan programs, employment, membership, and access to its educational and other school-administered programs and activities. The Boston Architectural College is a professional school which subscribes to codes of conduct prescribed by all of the accrediting, licensing and professional membership bodies that govern the disciplines we teach.