Transfer to the Hammons School of Architecture

Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture (HSA) welcomes transfer students and strives to make their transition to Drury as smooth as possible. Our 5-year professional M.Arch. allows a quicker path to practice and licensure than the more typical 6-year programs, and transfer students can take advantage of this to decrease their overall time in school.

Drury’s 5-year curriculum also means that admitted transfer students will not have to reapply to a subsequent graduate M.Arch. , as is often the case with “four plus two” programs.

In addition, the unique setting of the HSA within a small liberal-arts university can ease the transition from community colleges. Students benefit from personalized teaching and advising by committed professors.

Transferring students will be placed in an appropriate year-level within our program, based on a review of portfolios and transcripts.

Students interested in transferring to Drury’s architecture program should send a portfolio and transcripts to the attention of Dr. Karen Spence, Associate Dean, Hammons School of Architecture, at kspence@drury.edu. Portfolios should clearly demonstrate work completed in architectural design studios along with other architecture-based courses. Letters of recommendation can also be helpful for students hoping to receive advanced placement within our program.


Transfer plans tailored to specific community-college programs

Drury’s architecture program eases the transfer process by working with selected design-oriented community college programs to recommend specific paths towards transfer. These transfer paths are designed to minimize lost time and to place transferring students in the appropriate studios and year levels. Final advanced-standing decisions will be based on assessment of submitted portfolios and transcripts.

City Colleges of Chicago     Johnson County Community College