The professional MArch is a 3-1/2-year program for individuals who have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree (in any discipline – BA, BSc, BASc, BES, BFA, BCom, etc.) with a final year average of at least mid-B from the University of Toronto or its equivalent from a recognized university. Preference is given to individuals who have completed a balanced undergraduate education that includes study in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and who demonstrate leadership potential in the field. The following specific courses are required: secondary school calculus (OAC Calculus, or MCB4U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, Grade 12, University Preparation, or equivalent); secondary school physics (OAC Physics, SPH4U Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation, or equivalent); university level half-credit course in architectural history. Preparation is recommended in the visual arts, such as drawing, sculpture, graphics, photography, film, or new media, as well as computing and advanced writing skills. The admissions committee may require specific prerequisite courses. Each applicant with a suitable undergraduate degree will be evaluated for the advanced standing option [see Admissions Requirements]. Admission is based upon the applicant’s overall academic background and the strength of the design portfolio. There is no language requirement for this program of study other than proficiency in English. Writing support is integrated into the program in order to develop specialized skills in writing which are essential to effective learning and communication in the design fields. The professional MArch is intended for those who do not already hold a professional degree in architecture. Individuals already holding a professional degree are encouraged to consider the post-professional Master of Architecture option or the Master of Urban Design program. Those wishing to verify the status in Canada of a professional architecture degree earned abroad should contact the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB): firstname.lastname@example.org. If the CACB recognizes your degree as equivalent to a Canadian degree, you will not be eligible to apply for our professional MArch program. More information on admissions is available on our Graduate Admissions webpage.
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