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Architecture - MArch (Water) at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School School of Architecture
Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Admit term(s) Fall (September - December)
Application and document submission deadline(s)

January 15 (for admission in September) - all application documents must be uploaded to Quest by February 1 

Documents received after this time may not be reviewed and your application may be considered incomplete

Delivery mode On-campus (Cambridge campus)
Program type Collaborative, Master's, Professional
Length of program 24 months
Registration option(s) Full-time
Study option(s) Thesis

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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • A four-year, honours pre-professional undergraduate Architecture degree or professional Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minimum overall average of 75%.
  • Applicants being considered for admission to the Master of Architecture who have not completed three or more years of post-secondary work at a Canadian institution, or at an institution at which English was the language of instruction may be required to verify English Proficiency which may include a written exercise or interview as instructed by the School of Architecture. Details will be communicated when required after initial assessment of applications is complete. This is an additional departmental requirement and not a substitute for the English Language Proficiency Certification.

Application materials

  • Portfolio of design work
    • uploaded directly to applicant Quest account
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae

  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)

  • References
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

    This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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