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Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits including the following

Course Work

    A minimum of 18 credits including:

  • ARCH 568(3) Research Methods
    A course in research methods is to be undertaken in the first term of study. By the end of the course, students are expected to have developed a preliminary proposal for their thesis
  • 15 credits of approved course work, including directed study and/or research-focused cooperative education. A maximum of 6 credits of course work may be taken at the undergraduate 300 and 400 level. In some cases pre-requisite courses will be required beyond the 15 credits.

Following the completion of all course work, ideally at the end of the second term of study, the student will be required to present the thesis proposal for critical discussion by faculty and students.


ARCH 598(12) Research Thesis
An independent research-based investigation that may take the form of a written, digital or design thesis, depending on the area of study. An oral defense of the thesis will be required.

Time Limit for Completion of Degree Requirements

University regulations establish a five-year time limit for the completion of a master's program.

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