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Environmental Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
Admission to the first year of the Environmental Design Program at the Montana State University is open. At the end of the spring semester of the first year of the Environmental Design Program, students will undergo a substantive portfolio review to assess their preparedness for the subsequent three years of the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design degree program. 
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We offer a bachelor degree in Environmental Design at the Montana State University. All portfolio reviews will be undertaken by the Second Year Admissions Committee. Total enrollment in the program shall be limited by the teaching resources and space capacities of the School of Architecture.

Key Features 

To continue into the second year of the environmental design program first year Environmental Design students must:

  • Be in good scholastic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Have received at least a 3.0 Architecture Studio GPA (ARCH 151 & ARCH 152)
  • Have satisfactorily completed all required course work of the first year of the Environmental Design Program.
  • Have a design portfolio that indicates creative potential. The design portfolio will be evaluated by faculty in the School of Architecture to assess a student’s preparedness for the subsequent three years of the program. Transfer students from other architecture or environmental design programs must have, prior to acceptance to an advanced design year placement, an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or above and a high quality, creative portfolio. Transfer students planning to attend the fall semester must submit their application and portfolio to the Environmental Design Program by May 1. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis only.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Students who are found to not be prepared for the subsequent years of the Environmental Design program may not take ARCH 253, ARCH 254, ARCH 261, or ARCH 262 or any upper division courses in the curriculum without permission of the director. 
  • Former students who have withdrawn after being admitted to the program must be in good scholastic standing for re-admission and will be readmitted on a space available basis only. 
  • Former students must contact the School in writing, stating their intent to return, at least two months prior to their return so that a decision can be made regarding space availability.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Admission Application: An application for admission may be submitted online or downloaded and printed; if completing the paper application, please return the completed and signed application form to the Office of Admissions. The application may also be obtained from a high school counselor or directly from the Office of Admissions.
  • High School Transcript: After graduation, a complete and official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. Courses completed, GPA (on a 4.0 scale), rank in class (if available), and official date of graduation must be indicated on the transcript.
  • Approved High School Equivalency Exam: If an approved high school equivalency exam was taken in lieu of high school graduation, an official score report/transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the Department of Education from the state in which the exam was given.
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
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