24 months
41110 CAD/year
17065 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s degree in Architecture at Laurentian University draws heavily upon the study of northern community needs coupled with an integrated approach to building systems for northern climates. Building with wood, design for climate change and digital fabrication are three areas of study for advanced graduate work, including a final design Thesis.


The Architecture program at Laurentian University length is two-years, with a continued focus on experiential learning through design-build and community-design projects. Design studio options include ‘Architecture and Craft,’ ‘Indigenous Design’ or ‘Community Building.’ Two terms are devoted to co-operative education, placing students in design related offices locally, nationally and internationally.

The program strives to become recognized nationally for Indigenous Design at the graduate level. Indigenous worldviews and knowledge are present throughout the program, delivered in particular courses and through various community settings. The knowledge and skills gained in the professional program prepares students to enter into the profession of architecture. 

Career opportunities

The knowledge and skills gained in the professional program prepare students to enter into the architectural profession, as well as a variety of related design fields including urban design, community planning, sustainable design, environmental design, or digital fabrication.

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Architectural Theory Seminar
  • Material Culture
  • Fabrication
  • Architecture and Craft
  • Community Building
  • Indigenous Design
  • Thesis Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

An overall average of at least 70% (min. GPA 5.5) is required to be admitted in the M.Arch program.

Other requirements

General requirements

Due to accreditation requirements, all applicants to the MArch Program must have a pre-professional architecture degree (i.e. BAS, BES, BEDS, etc.) The paths leading to the MArch Program, for those applicants with a pre-professional degree, are as follows:

  • Three (3) references 
  • A current curriculum-vitae/resume 
  • A 1-2 page letter expressing what area(s) of design you wish to focus upon for graduate work including any particular professors you may want to work with
  • A Design Portfolio showing your creative and design skills, technical knowledge and relevant professional experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41110 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41110 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17065 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17065 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National: $3413 per 12 credits
  • International: $8222 per 12 credits

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

1015 - 1615 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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