24 months
25271 CAD/year
17879 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Architecture is a challenging, well-rounded discipline. By studying architecture at Dalhousie University, 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 at Dalhousie University 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.

Dalhousie's professional architecture program is a compact program (three years, eight months) that recognizes a student's previous undergraduate studies and leads to a master's degree. The program is fully accredited, and its integration of academic and professional experience is highly valued in the architectural field.

The school is committed to be a safe place for all people to study and explore architecture, regardless of race, creed, age, physical ability, cultural background, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The student body is diverse and mature, and students participate in all aspects of school life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Artistic skills
  • History
  • Social and cultural awareness
  • Critical imagination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A design portfolio is needed for application to the MArch program. A design portfolio is optional for the MEDS program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25271 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25271 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17879 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17879 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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