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The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) is the sole organization recognized by the architectural profession in Canada to:

  • assess the educational qualifications of architecture graduates
  • accredit professional degree Programs in architecture offered by Canadian Universities
  • certify the professional qualifications of Broadly Experienced Foreign Architects

The Master of Architecture Program
at Ryerson is pleased to support the CACB certification process of Foreign Architects.  Limited space is available to enroll in Master of Architecture graduate courses for non-degree, accreditation studies.

Course descriptions are provided in the graduate Calendar as a matter of general information to assist present and prospective students in selecting their programs of study. 

The course descriptions are a guide to courses offered through the program from time to time. Not all courses will be offered every year. Courses are offered subject to faculty availability and are subject to change without notice. 

For the current academic year, the following M.Arch graduate courses are offered for accreditation studies.  Academic and term dates are published by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies.


Fall  Winter Spring/Summer
--- AR8104 Seminar in Contemp and Future Practice.
Day/time: Mon 2-5

Admission as a Graduate Special Student to Ryerson University allows enrollment in courses for accreditation to a maximum of two graduate courses when available.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the CACB for approval of course(s) choice(s) when applying for enrollment.

Please note: Admission as a Graduate Special Student neither implies nor guarantees subsequent admission to a Masters program at Ryerson University.  Any course(s) taken as a Graduate Special Student may not be applied towards a Ryerson degree program.

The Graduate Special Student application is a two-part process.
The first part requires the applicant to apply for Program consideration prior to submitting a formal application.  The applicant information is reviewed by the Associate Chair of the Master Architecture Program for eligibility. Deadline to apply is November 30th, 2017.

The second part requires the eligible applicant to submit a Graduate Special Student application to the Graduate Admissions Office with a non-refundable $110 Canadian application fee.  The Master of Architecture program office provides the eligible applicant with an application package to proceed.

Eligibility requirements
The applicant must meet the minimum academic requirements of the Master of Architecture program.  As space is limited, meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee course enrollment.

Consideration deadline
Deadline to apply for the accreditation course is November 30th, 2017.

Special Student Fees
Detailed fees information for the upcoming academic year is usually revised mid-August.

PART 1:  Apply for Program consideration
Begin your application by completing the form below. Upload all files in PDF format.  Transcript copies may be combined into one PDF file. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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