University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Design and Planning (Architecture)

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners


The PhD in Design and Planning is intended for students wishing to make a significant contribution to knowledge in design and planning fields through independently driven investigation, original research and creative scholarship.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A Master's degree in Architecture, City Planning, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture or a related field from a recognized institution
    with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or equivalent in the last two years of full-time university study (60 credit hours);
  • Evidence of appropriate research capability (a Master's thesis or practicum and/or peer-reviewed publications or presentations)
  • A record of appropriate experience in professional practice, post-secondary teaching and/or other pertinent accomplishments and activities
  • A satisfactory English language proficiency test score, if applicable. IETLS and TOEFL are preferred, but other Faculty of Graduate studies accepted tests will be accepted. Test scores must meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) minimum requirements except for the following tests, which require higher scores than the FGS minimum:
  • IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0; Writing score: 6.5
  • TOEFL (iBT): A minimum score of 94, Writing: 22
    Support from a faculty member who has agreed to serve as your advisor
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * 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 November 08, 2022