Application Process
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Potential applicants should confirm eligibility for the program prior to starting the application process by reviewing the Admission Requirements on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website and the Ph.D. in Design and Planning Admissions page.



Preliminary Application Process
Review the available Faculty of Architecture Ph.D. Advisor profiles, and identify a potential advisor whose research aligns with your intended area of study.
  Email an appropriate advisor an expression of interest. Your initial email must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) - providing a clear outline of academic credentials, work experience, research publications, presentations, awards and related accomplishments.
  • Statement of Intent - describing your research interest in 500 words.

    Note: Some advisors may additionally request samples of research.

If the potential advisor views the research initiative to align with their area, and if their workload allows, that faculty member will notify the applicant that a formal application is appropriate.

Formal Application Process

The formal application must be completed by January 10th to be considered for the following academic year. Only applicants with confirmed consent from an advisor will be considered. All formal application materials must be submitted online to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).

Applicants to the program must provide the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), providing a clear outline of academic credentials, work experience, research publications, presentations, awards and related accomplishments;
  • Research Proposal, a 5-10 pages description of the intended study;
  • dossier of scholarly work, including examples of scholarly writing, as well as creative and/or professional work;
  • evidence of financial support, indicating government sponsorship, fellowships, awards, personal support, and/or other funds provided through a possible advisor;
  • three letters of reference, at least one of which must be written by an academic from a recognized institution;
  • proof of identity – the University of Manitoba requires a copy of your birth certificate or current passport and proof of a name change if any documentation is in your former name. (Once admitted)
  • University transcript(s) – all official transcripts are to be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. See FGS Transcript Requirements.
  • English Language Proficiency – must be demonstrated by the admissions deadline date. See FGS English Language Proficiency requirements.