Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Architectural Conservation

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism
Field of Study:Architecture and Related Services, Other
Length:8 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,255
National: $8,671


Canada has close to 25,000 properties designated as architectural heritage sites. In addition, over 200,000 sites are listed on heritage inventories with an average of 2,000 properties being added each year. There is a growing demand for qualified specialists to shepherd these valuable cultural resources. Carleton already has an established international reputation for excellence in this field. The diploma programs build on this foundation by augmenting our existing professional degree with a focus on architectural conservation. The program consists of four credits dealing specifically with the theory and practice of architectural conservation.

For the Type ll diploma, students enter the MArch and in their second year, move to the diploma, take two terms of core coursework, and then in their third year of the MArch do a thesis related to conservation. They graduate with an MArch and a diploma in conservation. Students with a professional degree in architecture or related discipline can register for the Type lll diploma. They take all the core diploma courses within three years to earn the diploma. They do not enroll in the MArch program.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
There are two points of entry into the program. 1) Direct Entry - the normal requirement is a bachelor degree with a minimum average of B+. The program can be taken part-time or full-time. 2) Admission from the M.Arch. or M.A.S. Students may apply to the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation during the first year of study in the Master of Architecture professional program or the Master of Architectural Studies program.

* 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 September 02, 2022