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. degree 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. program, 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.