Woodbury University has a rolling admission deadline policy and prospective students may apply at any time, however after application deadline, the enrollment term is not guaranteed.
Deadline: Applications are due January 15th of each year. Materials submitted after this date will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 1st or until maximum enrollment is reached, whichever comes first.
Deadline: July 1
Deadline: November 1
Deadline: March 1
Our graduate programs are designed for scholars who are looking for advancement in their professional careers and growth within their disciplines. Applicants seeking admission into a graduate program are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to application submission.
In order to process your application, all sections must be complete, including submission of required admissions documents uploaded through the page.
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended are required, regardless of credit received or courses completed. These records must confirm that a bachelors degree has been granted from a regionally accredited institution.
For review purposes only, unofficial college transcripts can be uploaded through the Woodbury Application. Official transcripts must be subsequently submitted via eScrip-Safe.
Official transcripts through mail submission, must include an original signature of the school official(s) and be sealed in an unopened envelope. Transcripts should be mailed to:
Submit three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.
Upload letters of recommendation directly through the Woodbury Application.
Letters of recommendation can also be mailed to:
Submit a one to two page essay that describes your educational and/or professional background, and your reason for pursuing a graduate architectural education at Woodbury School of Architecture.
Submit a two to three page essay describing your qualifications for acceptance into the MBA program. Address your leadership potential, motivational aptitude, and career goals. Discuss how Woodbury’s MBA will assist you in accomplishing your goals.
Submit a two to three page essay describing your qualifications for acceptance into the MA in Leadership program. Address your leadership philosophy and self-assessment of leadership ability.
Applicants are required to submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae. This information should list your academic research, professional experience, and/or published works.
All graduate design applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative work conveying the scope of their design sensibilities when applying for the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master of Interior Architecture (M.I.A.), Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.), Master of Science in Architecture (M.S.Arch.), and Master of Science in Architecture, Real Estate Development (M.S.Arch. RED) programs.
The work can be both educational and professional, and individual contributions to group/team efforts should be clearly noted. Submit via email a link to a digital portfolio hosted by an online file sharing service (Dropbox, Interfolio, WeTransfer etc.). The link should be sent to our Graduate Admissions Counselor. Please do NOT send materials as a file attached to an email.
The Graduate Entrance Examination (GRE) is a requirement for applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0. Contact your testing center to have your scores submitted directly to reference Woodbury University (Institution code 4955).
Depending on the track of entry (Direct Track, Professional Track or Honors Track), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test may be required.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (GPA between 2.0 and 2.49) – The GRE is a requirement for applicants who have an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.5. Official test scores should be sent directly to Woodbury University (Institution Code 4955).
For more information on the GRE and to learn when and where you may take the exam, visit www.ets.org/gre.
Applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 are also required to submit a leadership essay that explains why they are interested in a degree in leadership and how it will be applicable to their professional development.
Upon receipt of your application, an admissions counselor will contact you within 48 hours. You will be informed if further documentation is needed to complete your application.
In addition to the above listing, the following documentation is required.
Submit certified English translation of all non-English documents along with official transcripts. Woodbury University will complete a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation from a NACES-approved organization.
Provide proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following test scores taken within two years of the date of application.
A Form I-20 is generated after applicant has accepted the offer of admission by submitting their nonrefundable commitment deposit along with the following documentation:
Submission of falsified documentation will result in admission denial or termination after enrollment.
Woodbury has developed a truly vibrant environment that promotes cultural diversity and cross-cultural communication throughout the university. International students will experience opportunities to connect with the campus community and experience the culture of the United States and Southern California. Specialized resources are available for students throughout their education involving individual attention, advisement, academic support and student life support.