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Applying to Graduate Studies

2019-2020 Application Information

The Daniels Faculty offers four rigorous graduate programs for the emerging architect, landscape architect, urban designer, artist, or curator. Prospective students may apply once a year for a September start, with the exception of the post-professional programs in architecture and landscape architecture. To learn more about the Daniels Faculty and what we have to offer visit our Future Students page. For general University of Toronto graduate studies information, please visit the School of Graduate Studies website.

You're invited to join us at our Graduate Open House on October 12, 2018. Click here for more information and to register!

Admission Requirements

Master of Architecture professional & advanced standing
Master of Architecture post-professional
Master of Landscape Architecture professional & advanced standing
Master of Landscape Architecture post-professional
Master of Urban Design
Master of Visual Studies

How to Apply

All graduate applicants to Daniels apply through the School of Graduate Studies Online Admissions Application. Most application requirements are to be submitted electronically on the online application system with the exception of official electronic English language proficiency results. Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required to submit official hard copy transcripts to the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Steps to Apply

  1. Read carefully the School of Graduate Studies admissions information and the requirements for:

    Professional Master of Architecture;
    Professional Master of Landscape Architecture;
    Post-professional Master of Architecture;
    Post-professional Master of Landscape Architecture;
    Master of Urban Design OR;
    Master of Visual Studies
     

  2. Complete the SGS Online Admissions Application Profile
    • Report academic background
    • Report English proficiency test results (if applicable)
    • Enter referee contact information
    • Pay the application and portfolio review fees
      Once you have paid for your application, you may return to the application as many times as you like to add documents as you complete them.
    • Upload all supporting documents:
      CV, Statement of Interest, Portfolio, Transcript(s), Samples of Writing, etc.
  3. Submit official English language proficiency test results at the time of application (if applicable). See the School of Graduate Studies website for acceptable tests, instructions on how to officially report results, and the required minimum test scores.

Finances

Costs of University

Tuition schedules are posted on the Office of the Vice-President & Provost website.

The table below outlines a typical Daniels graduate student's expenses for the 2018-19 academic year and are only approximate values for planning purposes.

Tuition for domestic students: MArch, MLA, MUD $12,670
Tuition for domestic students: MVS $9,300
Tuition for international students: MArch, MLA, MUD $43,930
Tuition for international students: MVS $34,270
Incidental fees for all students ~$1,600
Compulsory health insurance (UHIP) for international students $624
Books ~$150
Studio supplies ~$1,500
Field trips* Varies
Printing/plotting/photocopying Varies
Laptop computer**  $500 - $2,500
Room in campus residence*** $7,000 - $19,500

Please be aware that tuition and fees are subject to change, and may change during the period in which applications are being processed. Before confirming a decision to accept a place in our program, visit the Office of the Vice-President & Provost website for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Additional information is provided by the School of Graduate Studies

For information about books and computing supplies, please see the U of T bookstore online or in-store. 

*Field trips are additional, not mandatory, and may vary by destination and length.
**The Daniels Faculty highly recommends all students purchase a laptop. Please click here for our recommended specifications.
***The range in price is so large due to variances in meal plans and room options. For redisence pricing and more information on alternative housing options, please visit Housing Services. For information about meal plans and eating on campus please see UeaT at http://ueat.utoronto.ca

Financial Planning

The Financial Planning Calculator is a publicly-available exploratory financial planning tool available to current students, prospective students and parents. Use it to plan your budget and find out how much it will cost to study at U of T for one academic year.

There are many resources that graduate students access to fund their education. This includes financial aid, awards, and employment.

Awards & Scholarships

Daniels Admission Awards

Applicants will be automatically considered for any merit-based admission awards at the Daniels Faculty for which they are eligible. Daniels Faculty need-based admission awards are limited and require demonstrated merit. The admissions committee will identify applicants that meet the merit conditions for these awards and those applicants will be contacted in February/March to submit a financial need assessment.

For more information on admissions, in-course and graduating awards, please go to the awards section of this website.

Internal and External Admission Awards

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for external awards for which they may be eligible well in advance of applying for admission. For more information visit the School of Graduate Studies.

Financial Support
Financing Your Graduate Education 
Government-Funded Awards

FAQs

General Admissions Information
Admission Requirements
Deadlines
Application

General Admissions Information

Q: How many students are admitted every year?

A: The number of students admitted will vary annually based on the applicant pool. The Admissions Committee considers all required documents in its attempt to evaluate each applicant’s potential for enriching the Faculty.

Q: How likely am I to be accepted?

A: Admission decisions are based on a holistic reading of an applicant’s entire application package. Our programs are competitive and each year a large number of applicants apply for the relatively small number of places available in each of our programs. Although a mid B average is the minimum requirement for admission to the MArch, MLA, and MUD programs and a B+ average is the minimum requirement for admission to the MVS program at the University of Toronto, applicants that meet or even exceed this are not guaranteed admission.

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Admission Requirements

Q: What are the educational requirements for admission to the master programs?

A: The School of Graduate Studies requires that all applicants possess an appropriate bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, with a final year average of at least mid-B for the MArch, MLA and MUD programs and B+ for the MVS program from a recognized university as a minimum standard of admission to any graduate program offered at the University of Toronto.

For international equivalencies, please visit the School of Graduate Studies website.

Further details regarding admissions requirements specific to the Daniels Faculty graduate programs can be found on the individual program page listed above.

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