|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||Master's, Professional|
|Length of program||24 months|
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.
- Portfolio of design work
- uploaded directly to applicant Quest account
- 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
- Two academic references are required
- 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?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Students have the option to apply to transfer to a co-op option after beginning this program
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out Waterloo's institutional thesis repository - UWspace to see recent submissions from the School of Architecture graduate students
- The School is located in the downtown core of Galt, set within the larger City of Cambridge
- Review the School of Architecture website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events