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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Master of Architecture [M.Arch]

 2 years
 full time
  English
 co op & online
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 14,169 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Master of Architecture for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an online, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • By studying the architecture programs, students develop their artistic skills, knowledge of history and technology, social and cultural awareness, and critical imagination.
  • The MArch program consists of four academic terms and an eight-month co-op work term.
  •  It includes seven courses in architectural design, humanities, technology, and professional practice, plus four electives and a design thesis.
  • The MArch program begins in the summer term, in early May.
  • Students also get the opportunity to do a Master of Environmental Design Studies (MEDS) of 1 year.
  • 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.
  • Dalhousie offers an excellent architectural education with an international reputation.
  • The co-op work terms also enable students to live and work anywhere in the world for up to twelve months.
  • Dalhousie University is one of Canada's top research and teaching universities.
  • The average salary goes up to 55,000 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 30,384 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake September (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/graduate_programs/architecture.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree such as BArch, BEng-Arch from a recognized university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade) is required to be eligible for the program.
  • A design portfolio is needed for application to the MArch program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

September
Jan 15


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$14169$14169
Books fees$1023$1023
Total fees$15192$15192

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
A.S. Mowat Prize Scholarship at Dalhousie University $1,084 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Building surveyor
  • Town planner
  • Production designer
  • Historic buildings inspector
  • Structural engineer



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