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Architecture (MArch)

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Program Overview

Format: Full-time

Degree Earned: Master of Architecture (MArch)

Accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board, this program provides students with opportunities for intellectual growth and the development of individual areas of inquiry by focusing on a critical study of architectural practice, both in its contemporary forms and in its future potential.

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At a Glance

MArch

  • Completion of a BArchSc degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Statement of thesis intent
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement
  • Portfolio

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program specific requirements

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

  • Canadian Architectural History and Criticism
  • Design Methods
  • Food Security
  • Health Care
  • Heritage Conservation
  • Interactive Architecture
  • Low-Energy Housing
  • Representation in Architecture
  • Responsive Architectural Systems
  • Sustainable Design
  • Urban Ecology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Intensive Research Studio
  • Seminar in Critical Practice
  • Thesis Research and Critical Project
  • Dedicated studio and seminar space for first-year students
  • Additional studio for thesis students in second year
  • CAD Lab with 40 workstations and additional computers in studio
  • Digital Fabrication Zone: 3D printer, laser cutters, CNC router, vacuum former, mini robot
  • Full wood workshop

Admissions Contact

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Fax: 416-979-5153
E-mail: grdadmit@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/gradstudies/future-students

Program Contacts

Marco L. Polo
Graduate Program Director
BA, BArch, OAA, FRAIC
Research areas: Contemporary Canadian Architecture, Canadian Architecture since 1945, Regionalism in Canadian Architecture, Cultural dimensions of Sustainability, Architecture and Culture
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 556497
E-Mail: m2polo@ryerson.ca

Mimi Lam
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 552657
Fax: 416-979-5153
E-Mail: march@ryerson.ca

“The most important aspect of a master’s degree in Architecture is the potential to explore individual areas of inquiry that are important to the student.”

David Campbell, MArch graduate

Student Profile: Greener Living, external link

Matthew Ferguson (Architecture MArch alumnus) hopes to change the way we live.

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Architecture MArch.

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.

Funding

At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Research

As an urban innovation university, Ryerson offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.