Graduate Pathway in Architecture

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 48 credit hour program
  • 15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 33 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Reading and Composition
  • International Teaching Assistance
  • Advanced Architectural Design Studio I
Semester 2
  • Academic Listening and Discussion
  • Advanced Architectural Design Studio II
  • Ethics and Practice
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 48 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 42 credit hours remaining toward degree  
Semester 1
  • Critical Reading and Research
  • Advanced Academic Listening and Discussion
  • Seminar and Discussion
  • Advanced Architectural Design Studio I

Career Paths

As a graduate of a graduate degree program in architecture at Washington State University, you might find work as a:

  • Architect
  • Building Surveyor
  • City Planner
  • Designer
  • Real Estate Developer
  • Spatial Designer
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Graduate Pathway in Architecture

Graduate Entry Paths and Requirements

Entry Requirements: Academic English Language Age
Direct Admission:
  • Undergraduate degree in Architecture, Architectural Studies or related field with a 3.0 GPA
  • 3 letters of professional reference
  • GRE or GMAT scores for some degrees
  • Portfolio of design work*
  • TOEFL iBT 80-93, dependent on program
  • Completion of AE Level 6
  • IELTS 7.0-7.5, dependent on program
  • 16 years and above
1-Semester Pathway:
  • High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
  • Portfolio of design work*
  • TOEFL iBT 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • PTEA 53
  • 16 years and above
2-Semester Pathway:
  • High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
  • TOEFL iBT 66
  • IELTS 6.0
  • PTEA 50
  • Password 6
  • Completion of AE Level 5 with 83% average in all classes
  • 16 years and above

* The portfolio should reflect the applicant’s skills in areas of design, drawing and representation, model making, freehand drawing, diagramming, and overall creativity. Other areas that may be included are painting, sculpture, watercolor, creative writing, photography, or other fine arts. If professional work is submitted, identify your specific involvement in the project. Graphic design of pages (layout, images, text) should be carefully considered. Maximum 10 pages double sided (20 pages total).


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Graduate Pathway in Architecture

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Date Tuition
1-Semester Pathway: Fall: August 14, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
$15,700
2-Semester Pathway: Fall: August 14, 2017
Spring: January 2, 2018
$27,300

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Graduate Pathway in Architecture

What are the progression requirements?

Upon successful completion of an INTO WSU Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, students may enter their second semester of graduate study at Washington State University. This transition from an INTO WSU Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression. Students must meet the following Washington State University Pathway progression criteria to progress:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • No "W" or "I" grade in a class
  • Grade of “C” or better in all classes

You are fully admitted to Washington State University provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.

Does this program lead to further study?

This program leads a Master of Architecture at Washington State University.

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