Degrees Offered: M.Arch., M.Arch./M.L.A., M.A.S.A.
R. Cole, P. Patkau, C. Tiers, J. Wojtowicz.
Associate Professors Emerti
L. Brock, S. McKay, G. Wagner, R. Walkey.
Assistant Professors Emeriti
J. Gaitanakis, D.P. Rapanos.
C. Macdonald, L. Van Duzer.
J. Bass, J. Dahmen, M. Fujita, A. Meyboom, O. Neumann, I. Roecker, B. Satterfield, M. Soules, S. Stevens.
A. Rysanek, T. Vujosevic.
Architecture offers graduate education in both professional and research degree programs: the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and the Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (M.A.S.A.), respectively. While Architecture does not at present have a Ph.D. program, it does support advanced Ph.D. study in architecture through the Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Master of Architecture
The M.Arch. program is an accredited professional graduate program for those with an undergraduate degree who wish to pursue professional studies in architecture as a prerequisite to becoming a registered architect.
The full program is 119 credits. Students entering the program with an undergraduate degree normally take three and one-half years of full-time study to complete the requirements. Students holding a pre-professional architecture degree will be considered for advanced placement. At the time of application, the program's Admissions Committee will determine the extent of advanced placement on the basis of the applicant's undergraduate transcript and portfolio.
Students admitted to the M.Arch. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicants should demonstrate interest and potential in the creative arts and architecture.
Candidates for admission are evaluated on the following components of the application: academic transcripts, statement of interest, biographical statement, portfolio, letters of reference, and TOEFL where applicable.
The full program includes a sequence of structured core coursework, 15 credits of elective coursework and a major Graduation Project.
Dual Degree: Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture
The dual degree program option permits qualified students the opportunity to earn a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture concurrently.
Applicants to the Dual Degree Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degree program must hold a degree that is academically equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree at UBC and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. There is no requirement for the discipline of the previous degree.
Applicants should demonstrate interest and potential in the broad fields of environment, the creative arts, architecture and landscape architecture.
Candidates for admission are evaluated on the following components of the application: academic transcripts, statement of intent, resume, portfolio, references, and TOEFL where applicable.
Students holding a pre-professional degree in one of the two disciplines (a Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Arts with a major in Architecture, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, for example) will typically be given advanced standing at the discretion of the program’s Admissions Committee.
See the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture website for detailed Admissions requirements and deadlines.
The dual degree option for the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) and Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) degrees is designed for candidates seeking admission to both professions. Full-time students normally complete this program in four years. The dual master's degrees are awarded upon the completion of 149 credits of work, including an interdisciplinary major graduating project. The core curriculum includes 63 required credits in the Master of Architecture; 51 required credits in the Master of Landscape Architecture, 32 interdisciplinary M.Arch./M.L.A. required credits and 3 elective credits.
For a detailed course outline of the dual degree option, refer to the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture website.
Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture
The M.A.S.A. program is a post-professional graduate program primarily for those with a professional degree in architecture or a related field who wish to expand their knowledge in a particular branch of architectural studies. The program does not fulfill the educational requirements for architectural registration. Major research thrusts within the M.A.S.A. program include environmental imperatives, history and cultural studies, advanced design research, and advanced research in digital applications.
Students admitted to the M.A.S.A. degree program minimally possess a bachelor's degree, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Candidates for admission are evaluated on the following components of the application: academic transcripts, statement of research interest, biographical statement, portfolio of professional or academic work, letters of reference, and TOEFL where applicable.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits including the following: a 3-credit course in research methodology in architecture, 15 credits of approved coursework, and a 12-credit thesis.
The degree can be completed in 16 months with two terms of full-time residency required.