How to apply

What you need to apply and how to send that information in.

Minor in Architectural Studies: Application Checklist

 

Are you a student in your second or third year? If so, you are eligible for the Minor in Architectural Studies. Applications are accepted between October 1 and February 1.

 

Application

If you are a UCalgary student, submit a change of program request with your advisor or in your Student Centre.

If you transferring from another university, submit the application for your desired program. Following this, email us with the subject line "ARST Minor Application" to apply for the ARST minor.

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Supporting document

Submit one PDF file containing a one-page statement of interest, and a portfolio containing six works representing your design ability and range.

Email the PDF to arst@sapl.ucalgary.ca with the subject line "ARST application".

Email PDF to ARST admissions

Graduate Professional Studies: Application Checklist

 

  1. Have you completed a four-year undergraduate degree?
  2. Do you have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher from the last two years of study? Do you have a portfolio of creative work?

If you answered yes to these questions, consider applying!

Online application system opens September 1. Apply by January 15 to the MArch, MPlan and MLA programs.

 

 

Statement of interest

Let us know what motivates you through stories, experiences and examples of places and spaces that have challenged and inspired you. Include responses to these questions:

1. Why is design important to society?
2. What about our program drew you to apply with us?
3. How do you think a design education here will influence your future?
4 What do you hope your contributions to our program will be?

 

Transcripts

Provide one official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended. If your degree is from the University of Calgary, no need to send a transcript. Transcripts can be sent directly to SAPL from the institution, or you can bundle and send together. All envelopes must be sealed and signed.

If you attended university in another country, review international admissions requirements.

Deliver official transcripts to:

Admissions
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada, T2N 1N4

Review international admissions requirements

Digital portfolio

This is your chance to make a great impression! The admissions committee is looking for evidence of creative ability and/or potential. Graphic organization of the portfolio, including typography and layout, are also considered.

Include creative work in any field or medium, along with short descriptions. Your portfolio should be a PDF file under 30 MB, maximum 25 pages, page size around 8.5" x 11". Name the file "Lastname_Firstname_Program_2019.pdf".

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Resume

Present your background to us!

References

Provide three referees, with names and contact information: both phone and email, in your online application.

Find out more about references.

Proof of English proficiency

If English is not your first language, you are required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency.

Sample portfolios

Wondering what you should include in your portfolio to support a successful application? Get started by looking at a few sample portfolios.

Thank you to these students for sharing their work.

 

MArch Foundation Year - Elizabeth Cook

MArch Foundation Year - Marshall Evens

MArch Foundation Year - Alexis Valentine

MArch First Year (M1) - Seanna Guillemin

MArch First Year (M1) - Cody Beaudry

MLA - Emma Brodie

MLA - Justin Bhatia

Start your application or professional graduate studies

Have your eID ready to apply. If you don't have one, you'll be prompted to create one.

Once you're in the system, select "School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape", then select the degree option.

The non-refundable fee is CDN $125 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and CDN $145 for international students who would be attending on a Study Permit. 

Online application system for graduate studies opens on September 1.

Master of Environmental Design (MEDes): Application Checklist

 

  1. Have you completed a four-year undergraduate degree?
  2. Do you have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher from the last two years of study?
  3. Do you have a portfolio of creative work?

If you answered yes to these questions, consider applying for an MEDes.

Online application system opens September 1. Apply by February 1.

 

Statement of Research Interest

Include why you're pursuing an MEDes; educational, professional and personal background alignment with Environmental Design; your research within an interdisciplinary context; personal/professional goals and how MEDes furthers this "vision"

Maximum of two pages. A CV can be included with the statement. Submit together as one PDF document.

Examples of Work

One example of your academic or professional productivity such as a written essay, published paper, thesis, design project, consulting report.

Combine material into one PDF document.

Digital Portfolio (if applicable)

If you have a art/design background, submit a PDF portfolio, with the following specifications:

8.5" x 11" page size, maximum 25 pages

First and last name on cover page and on footer of each page

Indicate your specific role on group projects 

Filename: Lastname_Firstname_MEDes_2018portfolio.pdf

Maximum file size 30 MB

Funding

While funding is available through the University, SAPL and externally, these sources are limited and competitive. Students should have the financial resources to attend the program if admitted, and seek scholarship and student award funding to supplement. Please provide a two-year funding plan with evidence of sufficient funding to carry out the program of study.

One page PDF.

Transcripts

Provide one official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended, including the University of Calgary. Transcripts can be sent directly to SAPL from the institution, or you can bundle and send together. All envelopes must be sealed and signed.

If you attended university in another country, review international admissions requirements.

Deliver official transcripts to:

Admissions
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada, T2N 1N4

Review international admissions requirements

Reference letters

Three appropriate reference letters (at least two should be academic) dated within 12 months of application date. Once the applicant's online form has been submitted, referees will be provided a link via email to complete an online reference.

 

Proof of English proficiency

If you are applying from a country where English is not one of the official languages, you are required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency.

Supervision

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have potential for a qualified supervisor within the faculty. It is useful contact faculty members who may share similar research interests, whether in person, or by phone or email. We do not, however, require that applicants identify a supervisor at the time of application.

Start your MEDes application

Have your eID ready to apply. If you don't have one, you'll be prompted to create one.

Once you're in the system, select "School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape", then select the degree option.

The non-refundable fee is CDN $125 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and CDN $145 for international students who would be attending on a Study Permit. 

Online application system for graduate studies opens on September 1.

PhD in Environmental Design: Application Checklist

 

1. Have you completed Master`s degree from a recognized institution?

2. Do you have a grade point average (GPA) above 3.50 on a 4-point scale?

 

If you answered yes to these questions, consider applying for a PhD.

Online application system opens on September 1, and application deadline is February 1.

 

Research Statement

The statement must include these sections: background, research questions, literature review, research methodology, intellectual merit of the proposed research, and broader impacts of the proposed research. Also indicate if ethics approval is required to carry out the proposed research. Maximum 1500 words.

Transcripts

One official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Reference letters

Three appropriate letters of reference (at least two should be academic). Referees will be notified by email (once the applicant's online form has been submitted) and provided a link to complete an online reference. 

Example(s) of work

At least one example of the applicant's previous academic or professional productivity such as a written essay, published paper, thesis, design project, consulting report - uploaded through the online application. A design portfolio is optional, and would be additional to the required written example of work.

Curriculum Vitae

Upload to the online application.

Start your PhD application

Have your eID ready to apply. If you don't have one, you'll be prompted to create one.

Once you're in the system, select "School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape", then select the degree option.

The non-refundable fee is CDN $125 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and CDN $145 for international students who would be attending on a Study Permit. 

Online application system for graduate studies opens on September 1.


Note: The application process is competitive, and unfortunately not all qualified applicants meeting the requirements may be admitted. Refer to the current University of Calgary Calendar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar for further information on admissions.


Tuition and Fees

Learn about how general, supplementary and tuition fees are calculated.

Scholarships and Awards

To help fund your education, you're automatically considered for entrance scholarships and awards upon application — but there are a few scholarships students need to apply for individually. 

Chat with us

A number of open houses, portfolio sessions, webinars and tours are available to help you learn more about the school and programs. Professors and admissions administrators can help answer your questions.