University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Label Label Label

Architecture, Landscape, and Design

University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210


This new four-year doctoral program, the PhD in Architecture, Landscape, and Design, will address a need for advanced specialized research within the design disciplines and produce students who will become traditional academics as well as consultants and leaders in diverse fields and sectors, such as museums and other cultural institutions, non-profit organizations, government, finance, and the consumer market.

This is a research-based PhD program with the aim of advancing scholarship and research beyond the boundaries of the individual design disciplines that are currently the focus of the Faculty’s accredited professional master’s programs. Graduates will be grounded in a research-informed practice that will transcend current disciplinary boundaries and will be positioned to lead the emerging, broader discussion, outside and between the specific design disciplines.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
An appropriate master's degree with an average grade of at least A–. A professional degree in a design discipline is highly desirable, but applicants with a master’s degree in a related discipline in the humanities and social sciences may be considered. An additional specialized program of study may be proposed for successful applicants without professional training.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 08, 2023