Interested in Architecture?
COVID-19 Update for Students
Fall 2021: All fall Architecture courses will be in-person and on-campus. For September, Dalhousie's COVID-19 precautions (vaccination, testing, masks, etc.) are described on the Health and Safety Resources page. Please refer also to the university's announcements on COVID-19 Information and Updates and Arriving or Returning to Nova Scotia.
Of the twelve architecture schools in Canada, Dalhousie may be suited best to your academic ambitions and personal interests. We're located in the centre of a historic port city on the Atlantic coast. We're also part of the largest and most diverse university in eastern Canada. Our school values hands-on experience in drawing, modeling, and building. We value the integration of design, humanities, technology, and professional practice. We also value local projects that are informed by international and historical insights.
United States students:
Studying architecture at Dalhousie, then returning to the States, is a good idea. Accredited programs at Canadian and U.S. architecture schools are professionally equivalent, so a U.S. citizen who graduates from Dalhousie's MArch program will be on track to become an architect in the United States. You'll probably find that the international tuition fees at Dalhousie are more affordable than the domestic fees at comparable universities in the States.
Other international students:
Studying architecture at Dalhousie, then returning to your home country, is a good idea. Dalhousie offers an excellent architectural education with an international reputation. Our co-op work terms also enable students to live and work anywhere in the world for up to twelve months. An accredited Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie is a major step toward architectural practice in your home country. (If you already have an architecture degree, please see this note.)
Your next step:
To learn more about the school and the application process, start with the first two links in the right column: "Why Study Here?" and "How to Apply for Admission." For an insider's view of the school, click on "For Current Students" at the top of this page.