Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Architecture - Environmental Design Studies (MEDS)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Environmental Design/Architecture
Description:Architecture is a challenging, well-rounded discipline. By studying architecture, students develop their artistic skill, knowledge of history and technology, social and cultural awareness, and critical imagination. Architectural design typically involves drawing and model-making, by hand or with a computer. At times it may also involve on-site construction with full-scale materials.

One-third of the Architecture building is devoted to studio spaces open to Architecture students twenty-four hours a day. The building also has several computer labs with a wide array of equipment, as well as a fully-equipped woodworking shop, photographic facilities, and a large exhibition hall. The University Library’s Architecture collection is located nearby.

URL:Architecture - Environmental Design Studies (MEDS) at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $14,449

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    An applicant must have an undergraduate degree with high academic standing from a recognized university. This degree must be either a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies degree, a Bachelor’s degree with honours, or a Bachelor’s degree with a major in a subject related to the applicant’s proposed field of study in the MEDS program. Admission is based on the applicant’s academic record and statement of intent, regarding one of the graduate positions announced on the School of Architecture Website. An application that does not specify an available position will not be accepted.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit: a letter that indicates the graduate position for which the applicant is applying (selected from the “Graduate Positions” page on the School of Architecture Website), summarizes the applicant's previous academic/work in this area, and describes his/her career aspirations; and two letters of recommendation, including at least one from an academic instructor with close personal knowledge of the applicant's academic background. Submitting a design portfolio is optional. Please visit the website for complete details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * 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 October 22, 2016