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Graduate Admission

1. Professional Master of Architecture degree for students with a bachelor degree in any field, including architecture. Our program has two graduate tracks: Track II is a 2+ year program for students entering with a pre-professional baccalaureate degree in architecture (“4+2” model); Track III is a 3+ year program for those with a baccalaureate degree outside of architecture (students with a 4-year pre-professional degree in architecture may seek advanced placement).

2. Master of Arts (M.A.) in Architecture degree (non-professional) a 36-credit academic/research track for students with an undergraduate degree in architecture or a related discipline.

3 . Ph.D. in Architecture degree, which is a 49 credit terminal degree involving rigorous coursework, independent research, culminating in a dissertation.

4. Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning joint degree.


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The School of Architecture, Design & Planning mourns the passing of of our friend and mentor Professor Wojciech Lesnikowski who died April 17th after a courageous battle against cancer. “Wojciech joined our Architecture program in 1988. He served the program, the school, and KU with passion and distinction. He was a respected and admired member of our faculty and a teacher beloved by his students,” said Dean John Gaunt. He led the Architecture Department’s foreign studies programs in Paris and China, and he was also a professor of architecture at the Ecole Superieure d’Architecture Val de Seine, Paris, and the Technical University of Krakow. He worked in Poland for several years after receiving a Master of Architecture, Engineering and Planning from the Krakow School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and in 1965 he was given an internship to the Paris office of the renowned architect Le Corbusier. A few years later he found himself working in Chicago, where he said he learned, “American dynamism, optimism and a global view.” In addition to his teaching career, Lesnikowski designed buildings in the U.S., Paris, and Poland. He lectured at many universities including Syracuse, Yale and Cornell, the Polytechnics of Oxford, Delft, Prague, Geneva and the Ecole Speciale d’ Architecture in Paris. Last year he was awarded the city of Krakow's Laurel Award, its highest honor. His work has been published in dozens of architectural magazines, books, monographs and research publications. “We mourn the loss of a ‘larger than life’ architect and educator, and honor all that he contributed to us during the 26 years he served here. The life he lived was truly remarkable.a" Details regarding a memorial service will be forthcoming.
The Big Event at KU 2014 The 2014 Big Event connected the KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting 3,000 student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at 300 local job sites during one day of service.  Registration for volunteers and job requests for residents will be available in fall 2014 for the 2015 Big Event. Check for updates at http://thebigeventku.com .


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$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
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