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Master's in Architecture


Below are listed the most recent versions of important student-related documents/information. All students must make themselves familiar with the documents contents.

2018 Grad Arch Student Guidelines v8.0 
The Graduate Architecture Student Guidelines is every student's guide to the administrative workings of the department, including registration, pre-requisites, school-related procedures, and other critical issues. It is every student's responsibility to become familiar with its contents!

2015 Grad Arch Studio Culture Policy
The Graduate Architecture Studio Culture Policy explains how students, as future professionals and as members of Morgan's School of Architecture + Planning community, should comport themselves and work with others in mutual respect.

2015 Grad Arch 90 Credit Advising Form
This form is a useful template used by Faculty Advisers and students alike for planning courses, both near-term and over the entire course of one's education. This form is for students on the 90-credit track, ie., students without previous coursework in architecture.

2015 Grad Arch 60 Plus Credit Advising Form
This form is a useful template used by Faculty Advisers and students alike for planning courses, both near-term and over the entire course of one's education. This form is for students on the 60 /60+ credit tracks, ie. students with previous coursework in architecture.

2015 SA+P Grade Dispute Policy - approved 2013
This document describes the procedure to follow if a student chooses formally to challenge the final grade given to him or her by a course instructor.

Architecture Career Information
Listed are several websites to assist students with information regarding career paths in architecture and the requirements for registration

Architectural Registration Examination Pass Ratings
Annually, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) publishes pass rates for each section of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) by institution.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Admissions
As one of North America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Morgan State University has been committed since its founding in 1867 to providing educational opportunities to those who have been historically excluded from accessing them. At the School of Architecture and Planning, issues of racial and spatial justice have been integral to our curriculum since its origins in 1979. In 1997, the curriculum of the Master of Architecture program (one of only seven professionally accredited architecture degree programs at HBCUs) was reorganized, so that all required classes were offered in afternoons and evenings. This allows for even more broad access to professional architecture education for students with other work/life responsibilities during the daytime.

Students from historically under-represented and under-supported minorities are encouraged to apply. Our admissions criteria take into account all backgrounds and experience levels. We recognize that everyone comes from somewhere, and we work to maintain a program and a school that reflects its own place and context in Baltimore. We sit down in an advising capacity with all admitted students to craft a path through the curriculum that works best for their individual circumstances. The graduate architecture program is committed to contributing to Morgan State University’s official gubernatorial designation as “Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University.”

Morgan State University aims to maintain an academic and working environment in which students, faculty, and staff feel safe and are free to develop intellectually, professionally, personally, and socially. Acts of discrimination and lack of inclusivity subvert the University’s mission to grow globally, threaten the wellbeing of the University community, and interfere with academic and employment growth. The University has in place intentional steps to attract a more diverse community and to develop a sense of belonging. The University has a multi-faceted approach for fair and improved inclusion of underserved students, staff, and faculty. All policies that facilitate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plus a statement on how Morgan State University upholds these policies and the extent to which these policies are incorporated into the University’s programming are available below.


Attachment A: Morgan State University Nondiscrimination Policy

Attachment B: Morgan State University Sexual Harassment and Prohibited Conduct Policy                                            In the interest of equity and fundamental fairness, the University has established rights for the Parties involved in a matter implicating the University's Sexual Harassment and Prohibited Conduct Policy.  The University also has established procedures depending on the alleged offense and the status of the alleged offender as a student or employee.  For more detailed information, please visit

Attachment C: 3 Year Strategic Plan for Enhancing Cultural Diversity

Attachment D: Annual Cultural Diversity Plan 2022

Attachment E: Transformation Morgan 2030

Attachment F: Annual Cultural Diversity Report 2022

Attachment G: Cultural Diversity from AY 2010 to Present

Public Notice of Title VI Program Rights

For reasonable accommodations due to a disability, students may register with the Office of Student Support Services to provide information about their diagnosis and how their disability impacts their academic needs.  More information can be found at  Once we receive both your intake form and documentation, we will reach out to schedule an appointment to discuss your accommodations.  Please let us know if you have any additional questions.