Students may apply for a two-year or a three-year professional Master of Architecture degree.  The 3-year professional Master’s degree is offered for students who do not have an undergraduate background in architecture. At the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, we prepare students for a future in the profession and provide an extraordinary foundation for a multitude of interdisciplinary and related design fields. We offer a professional accredited Master in Architecture (2-year and 3-year streams). All of our programs stress creativity and innovation within theoretical and practical parameters. Graduates within the School can also pursue a Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation.

The 2-year and 3-year MArch programs also offer a specialization in Climate Change.

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism also offers Studio First, an intensive immersion studio for participants with no formal academic background in architecture. This is the first program of its kind in Canada. The main goal of the program is to allow participants the opportunity to generate portfolio material appropriate for application to the three-year professional Master of Architecture degree, and to experience the quality of intensive studio culture.

Capital Advantage

Carleton architecture students benefit from the proximity of organizations situated in the National Capital Region such as the National Research Council Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, National Capital Commission, National Arts Centre, National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museums of Civilization, Nature, Contemporary Photography, Aviation and Science and Technology. The knowledge and skills you acquire studying architecture can serve you and society in a wide variety of rich and rewarding ways and lead to a number of satisfying career opportunities in Ottawa or elsewhere.

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Research Highlights

  • Research in the C-SALT laboratory focuses on the understanding, application and invention of the material nature of architecture, construction and design.
  • Research in the Carleton Immersive Media Studio explores and develops innovative symbiotic relationships between the digital and fabricated 2D and 3D modes of representation.

Program Information

Length: 2-3 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline:
January 15

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Contact: Graduate Administrator

Pathway Options: Coursework

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