Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Master of Architecture (MArch)
Master of Environmental Design Studies (MEDS)


Architecture is a challenging, well-rounded discipline. By studying architecture, students develop their artistic skill, knowledge of history and technology, social and cultural awareness, and critical imagination. Architectural design typically involves drawing and model-making, by hand or with a computer. At times it may also involve on-site construction with full-scale materials.


One-third of the Architecture building is devoted to studio spaces open to Architecture students twenty-four hours a day. The building also has several computer labs with a wide array of equipment, as well as a fully-equipped woodworking shop, photographic facilities, and a large exhibition hall. The University Library’s Architecture collection is located nearby.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A design portfolio is needed for application to the MArch program. A design portfolio is optional for the MEDS program.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply to this program is February 1st for Canadian and American students, December 1st for international students.

Contact Information

Subject Code: ARCH
Tel: 902-494-3973
Address: 5410 Spring Garden Road,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3J 2X4
Graduate Coordinator: Steve Parcell
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-3908
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