The innovative Master of Architecture coursework encourages students to engage in the architectural discourse of the city to make connections between their work, new technologies in both representation and realization, and built and natural environments. We believe that there is no craft without knowledge, no technology without theory, and no how without why.
Graduate students play a key role in setting the course of this exploration. Our faculty and students approach subjects such as Southern California’s explosive population growth, environmental impacts, unchecked sprawl, and aging infrastructure as opportunities to learn, design, build, and effect positive change in cities around the world. Woodbury students learn to view place through a progressive lens that examines how beautiful and thoughtfully built environments may also engender social engagement.
Internship and Careers
Woodbury School of Architecture supports our students in building a strong foundation for professional practice while investigating the nature of practice itself. Throughout our architectural degree programs, students gain knowledge and skills that they will use in their professional lives. Graduate students have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork, research projects or teaching assistantships that give them firsthand experience of practice. These experiences prepare students to make informed choices regarding their diverse career options. Visit our School of Architecture Career Services page for more information about the services offered by our Career and Outreach staff.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Each year Woodbury University awards a number of undergraduate merit scholarships based on the student’s academic promise and personal accomplishments. Merit scholarships are awarded to students in their first year at Woodbury. As long as the required GPA is maintained, these merit awards are renewable up to an additional three years for standard programs or up to four years for architecture students.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.