Veteran Applicants

The Registrar’s Office certifies enrollment for Woodbury University students who apply and are eligible for educational assistance administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Registrar’s Office processes all applications and forwards enrollment certifications to VA regional offices, provides assistance to students with problems that relate to VA educational (or covered) programs, and maintains a reference file on all VA students for up to three years.


Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Graduate Architecture

Priority 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.


Master of Business Administration

Priority Deadline: July 1
Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline until maximum enrollment is reached.

Spring Semester

Master of Business Administration

Priority Deadline: November 1
Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline until maximum enrollment is reached.

To view semester start dates, please review our Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar


Application Requirements

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.


Complete the application and submit the $75 nonrefundable application fee.

Woodbury Application

In order to process your application, all sections must be complete, including submission of required admissions documents uploaded through the page.

Woodbury University is a member of The Architecture Centralized Application Service, ArchCAS ( This is a marketplace for prospective architecture students to research participating architecture programs and to apply to as many participating master’s in architecture programs as they desire with one application portal.


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.

Electronic Submission
Woodbury Application – Upload unofficial transcripts to the Woodbury Application, or submit official transcripts via Parchment, Naviance and The National Clearinghouse.

Mail Submission
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:

Woodbury University
Office of Admissions
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-7846

Letters of Recommendation

Submit three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation.

Electronic Submission
Upload letters of recommendation directly through the Woodbury Application.

Personal Statement


Electronically submit a one to two page essay via our online application that describes your educational and/or professional background, and your reason for pursuing a graduate architectural education at Woodbury School of Architecture.

Master of Science Architecture ONLY
Research Statement

One to two page essay outlining the applicant’s specific area(s) of interest and identifying any faculty members they feel could serve as an advisor for their work. We are only able to accommodate students whose research interests match that of a faculty member who is able to serve as an advisor.


Electronically submit a two to three page essay via our online application 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..

Professional Resume

Electronically submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae via our online application. 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.

Submit your portfolio via the SlideRoom link below. A nominal fee will be charged by SlideRoom for this service. Full instructions are listed on the site. For general artwork, we recommend scanned images rather than photos for best resolution. URLs can also be submitted by uploading a PDF or document containing the link. Requirements can be found on the Slideroom site.

Entrance Examination

Architecture and Business

The GMAT/GRE is not a requirement for admission to any of our graduate programs.

Admissions Counselor

Once your application is processed, an admissions counselor will contact you and you will be informed if further documentation is needed to complete your application.

International Applicants

In addition to the above list, 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.

English Proficiency

Provide proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following test scores taken within two years of the date of application.

  • Minimum TOEFL of 80 (ibt)
  • Minimum IELTS of 6.5


  • Completion of a transferable English composition course (non-ESL) with a grade of C or better, from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Completion of an accredited English language program with the highest proficiency level, from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), or the American Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

Form I-20 Documentation


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:

  • Passport – Submit a copy of applicants’ passport, along with that of any dependents who will apply for an F-2 visa.
  • Financial Guarantee – Submit proof of financial support in the form of a bank statement dated within the last six months. Financial support must be sufficient to cover student expenses for one full academic year. Bank statements must be original, and on letterhead from a checking, savings, or time deposit account. Brokerage (stock funds), real estate, or any other non-liquid assets are not acceptable. All bank statements must be in English and in U.S. dollar currency or its foreign equivalence. An Affidavit of Support is required for any document which is not in the name of the applicant.

I-20 International Student Sponsor Form

  • Transfer I-20 Form – The Transfer I-20 Form is only required for applicants who are currently in the United States with an F-1 visa granted by another institution.


Submission of falsified documentation will result in admission denial or termination after enrollment.

International Resources and Support

  • 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.