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    2500 University Drive, NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
  • Architecture Degrees

    Professional Architecture Degrees (Graduate)

    Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

    Post-professional or non-professional Architecture (Graduate)

    Ph.D. Architecture

    Other Related Disciplines (Graduate)

    M. Environmental Design
  • Tuition

    Canadian Undergraduate In Province Tuition

    $1,500 - $6,500

    Canadian Undergraduate Out of Province Tuition

    $1,500 - $6,500

    Canadian Undergraduate International Student Tuition

    $6,500 - $11,500

    Canadian Graduate In Province Tuition

    $1,500 - $6,500

    Canadian Graduate Out of Province Tuition

    $1,500 - $6,500

    Canadian Graduate International Student Tuition

    $6,500 - $11,500
  • Full-Time Students

University of Calgary

School of Architecture Planning and Landscape (SAPL)

To provide a world class professional architecture program within an interdisciplinary graduate design setting.


The Master of Architecture Program is housed in the interdisciplinary graduate Faculty of Environmental Design which includes professional degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning. The Faculty also offers a post-professional Master's degree in Environmental Design (MEDes) and a Ph. D. The Faculty has strong links to other units in the university, the professions, and the community. The Faculty is an integral part of a number of university design initiatives.

School Philosophy

There is a pressing need for our built environments to be comprehensively designed and integrated across scales, fostering better social relations and infrastructure systems. Our approach to architecture seeks an ecological integration of the forces that impact the design, construction, and inhabitation of buildings and related environments.


The curriculum comprises three years of study: a Foundation year and two years in the Master of Architecture Program. The first four semesters are organized around the theme of "ecology," as students progress through studios and courses that develop their skills and knowledge base. The fourth semester involves the Comprehensive Design studio which addresses a medium sized building and its technical resolution; the studio is integrated with several building science courses. The final two semesters are devoted to senior option studios and elective courses and allows students to customize their programs of study. The Faculty of Environmental Design offers two study abroad programs, one in Barcelona and the the other in Melbourne. During the semester abroad students address urban scaled projects and take elective courses on urban systems. The program also offers a generous range of visiting programs (Gillmor, Somerville, and Taylor Visiting Lectureships), field trips, and lecture series. The Faculty of Environmental Design also offers the Minor in Architectural Studies (ARST) which is designed as a pre-professional degree option for those students wishing to pursue the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) program at the University of Calgary, or other related graduate programs. The Minor in Architectural Studies includes courses equivalent to the architectural component of the first year of Faculty of Environmental Design's three-year Master of Architecture professional degree program. For students intending to apply to the Faculty of Environmental Design, consult the University of Calgary calendar, contact an Undergraduate Program Advisor, contact the Faculty of Environmental Design, or contact the Associate Dean (Academic - Architecture). The Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) is a three year program that prepares students for practice as a registered architect in North America. The M.Arch. degree also provides a foundation for other career opportunities in design, the construction and management of the built environment, and other advanced areas of study and practice. The curriculum is accredited and provides a structured introduction for those without a previous architectural education. Those admitted to the Master of Architecture Program who hold an acceptable pre-professional degree, including the University of Calgary's Minor in Architectural Studies, will be admitted to the second year.

of Focus

1. Building Technologies
2. Design/Build
3. Digital Fabrication & Technology
4. Digital Design & Visualization
5. History | Theory | Criticism
6. Public Health
7. Urbanism

Study Abroad
24 Hour Workshop
Large-format Printer
Laser Cutter
3D Printing
CNC Milling
Fabrication Lab

Transfer Policies

Applicants who have attended an accredited/recognized post-secondary institution may be considered for admission on the basis of their post-secondary academic standing. Some programs may require applicants to complete, or be in the process of completing, specific course requirements at the high school or post-secondary level. In some cases, university transferable coursework may satisfy high school prerequisites.

Students are considered post-secondary transfer when they have completed 12 units or more from a recognized/accredited institution by December 31 of the year prior to the year of admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall entry; and August 31 for Winter entry unless otherwise stated. The minimum admission GPA requirement is 2.00; however, admission is competitive and meeting the minimum admission requirement does not guarantee admission to the university, a specific faculty or program.

Students are not permitted to register in a University of Calgary degree, diploma or certificate programs while simultaneously working towards a credential at another institution, unless a formal partnership exists between institutions.

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