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Head: Carlos Rueda
Grad Chair: Carlos Rueda
Campus Address/General Office: 201 Russell Building
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Architecture Graduate Program Information (M.Arch)

Application Deadline

January 15 for all Canadian/US and International applicants.

September admissions only.


Architecture deals with a complex intertwining of artistic, social, cultural and practical concerns. The Master of Architecture Program provides students with the opportunity to learn the tools to synthesize these issues and develop the conceptual, practical and formal skills to take command of the subject. Much of the study is research based with an emphasis on structured learning through finding out, rather than prescriptive instruction. The Program offers a diverse range of research areas and offers a choice of studios and seminars for Master of Architecture students. All of our highly motivated professors are engaged in active research and/or practice. Rather than having an emphasis on either the conceptual or practical side of architecture, our program concentrates on the relationship between the two, with many studios undertaking various forms of critical making as part of their teaching. Many of the studios run study trips abroad.

The department offers a lively environment to study the subject with diverse studios, history and theory seminars as well as innovative and engaging technology courses. An international array of lecturers augments the internal lecture program. The series combines world famous architects, artists and designers with emerging young talents. The Faculty of Architecture also runs an exceptional exhibition program.

Program Information

There are different ways to become eligible to apply for the Master of Architecture Program.

1. Direct Entry

All applicants must meet the general admission and entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The entry level into the program will be determined by the Department of Architecture Admission Committee’s evaluation of the individual’s application and supporting documents. Direct admissions to the M.Arch Program requires that applicants have a minimum of an honours four-year undergraduate degree in one of the following: Architecture, Architectural Design, Architectural Science, Environmental Design/Architecture option, or the equivalent, from a recognized college or university, with minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent B in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study.

For those applying with a University of Manitoba Bachelor of Environmental Design degree a minimum of "C+" in courses EVAR 4002, EVAR 4004, EVAR 4008, EVAR 4010 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study is required.

Please refer to the following web page for more information: studies/admissions/programs/architecture.html

2.Architecture Master's Preparation (AMP 1 & AMP 2) Undergraduate Program

For applicants who have a recognized three or four year undergraduate degree in either a non-design discipline (such as Fine Art, Engineering, Science, Philosophy, Theatre, Psychology, Music, Film, English, History, Art History, Urban Studies, Geography, Commerce, etc)


a design-related discipline (such as Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, etc.) and wish to eventually apply to the Master of Architecture Program.

General Eligibility: All applicants must meet the general admission and entrance requirements set by Environmental Design:Architecture. The entry level into the program will be determined by the Department of Architecture Admissions Committee’s evaluation of the individual’s application and supporting documents.

NOTE: Upon successful completion of the AMP Program students wishing to continue into the M.Arch Program must officially apply for graduate admission. Evaluation is based on the student's progress in the AMP Program, as evidenced in a portfolio submission, GPA and a Faculty of Graduate Studies application.

Program Requirements

Minimum program requirements of The Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations section of this calendar.

Degree Requirements: 48 credit hours

Second language reading requirement: none

Expected time to graduate: 2 years full time study


Research Facility

The Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology is an architectural research laboratory that embraces both the poetic and technical dimensions of architectural design. The work of C.A.S.T. seeks new boundaries for creative thought, design, and building technology. We do this work through physical explorations of materials, tools and building methods, the study of natural law, and the free play of imagination.


A Ph.D. in Design and Planning is offered.


Our graduate program received a three-year accreditation effective January 1, 2015.

In Canada, all provincial/territorial associations/institutes/orders recommend a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit Canadian professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of accredited degrees: the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) and the Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch).  A program may be granted a six-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.

Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.