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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Architecture
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • PhD in Design and Planning

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    Expected duration

    • 4 to 6 years

The Faculty of Architecture is committed to pursuing research excellence while fostering a supportive and collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment. We look forward to involving the next generation of researchers in the shared pursuit of knowledge creation and design excellence.

Research in the Design and Planning program is supported by an array of facilities, including the Architecture/Fine Arts Library, the Dafoe Library Archives and Special Collections, the Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.) other workshops and labs, as well as many regional archives, museums, and cultural institutions.

The Faculty is continually striving to provide additional funding for students to support them through their programs. In past years, the Faculty has awarded approximately $800,000 annually to students through bursaries, scholarships and fellowships.

Program details

The PhD in Design and Planning program requires 12 credits of course work, a candidacy examination, a thesis proposal, and a written thesis, which must be publicly defended in an oral examination. Candidates are expected to demonstrate mastery of their field and to make an original contribution to their discipline.

Expected duration: 4 to 6 years

Tuition and fees: Tuition fees are charged for terms one and two and terms four and five. A continuing fee is paid for term three, term six and each subsequent term. (Refer to Graduate tuition and fees.)

Coursework

Each student will be required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours of 7000 level courses.  Appropriate courses will be determined in consultation with the student’s advisor, and be approved by the Doctoral Studies Committee Chair.


Candidacy Examination

The candidacy examination includes both written and oral components and is intended to assess the student’s preparedness to pursue the thesis research.

Thesis proposal

Upon successful completion of the candidacy examination, the student proceeds to write and defend a thesis proposal outlining the research questions, rationale, objectives, methods, primary sources, and supporting materials.

Doctoral Thesis

The thesis is a formal comprehensive, written document describing original research completed on a chosen subject. An essential feature of the PhD thesis is the candidate's demonstration of competence to complete a research project and present the findings that constitute a distinct contribution to knowledge in the field of study.

The final thesis submission and examination process follow Faculty of Graduate Studies procedures

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the Design and Planning PhD program, you must have a minimum of:

  • A Master's degree in Architecture, City Planning, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture or a related field from a recognized institution
    • with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or equivalent in the last two years of full-time university study (60 credit hours);
  • Evidence of appropriate research capability (a Master's thesis or practicum and/or peer-reviewed publications or presentations)
  • A record of appropriate experience in professional practice, post-secondary teaching and/or other pertinent accomplishments and activities
  • A satisfactory English language proficiency test score, if applicable. IETLS and TOEFL are preferred, but other Faculty of Graduate studies accepted tests will be accepted. Test scores must meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) minimum requirements except for the following tests, which require higher scores than the FGS minimum:
    • IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0; Writing score: 6.5
    • TOEFL (iBT): A minimum score of 94, Writing: 22
  • Support from a faculty member who has agreed to serve as your advisor

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

Find an advisor

Review the available Faculty of Architecture PhD 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:

  • 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.

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. If there is no response, applicants must assume that the faculty member is not available to serve as an advisor.

Begin your application

The Design and Planning PhD program has only one application deadline per year, and applications are accepted for September entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • CV outlining academic credentials, work experience, research publications, presentations, awards and related accomplishments
  • Dossier of scholarly work, including examples of scholarly writing, as well as creative and/or professional work
  • Research proposal and study rationale (5 to 10 pages)
  • Statement of funding indicating government sponsorship, fellowships, awards, personal support, and/or other funds provided through a possible advisor;
  • A letter (email confirmation is acceptable) of an agreement with a proposed advisor who has agreed to serve as your advisor.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Application deadline

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Architecture reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for City Planning reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Design and Planning reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Interior Design reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Landscape Architecture reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Anthropology reviews applications in March/April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open September 1 of year prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Winter (January) June 1
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Winter (January) June 1
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for History reviews applications in February.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open July 1 of year prior to start term.

Early admission and consideration for scholarships

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a Committee basis. The Committee for German and Slavic Studies reviews applications in February/March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Winter (January) June 1
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Management reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physical Therapy reviews applications in April / May.

Applications open August 1 of the year prior to start term.

Canadian applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (August) November 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (July) September 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Orthodontics reviews applications in August/September and holds interviews in September/October.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (June) August 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Program currently undergoing review, applications will not be opening at this time.

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (July) August 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Preventive Dental Science in the Program drop-down on the application form.

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (August) June 1 (year prior to start term)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) August 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Applications to Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology are currently closed.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 8
Summer (May) January 8

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 8

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Education reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Applications to Education PhD are currently closed.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 4

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed after the deadline, with decisions issued in March - April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 4

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Currently not accepting applications to this program.

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. Applications received by the March 1 deadline for a September start-date will receive first consideration for any available funding. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis for any available funding, please contact the department for further information.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Human Rights reviews applications in January - March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Law reviews applications in January - March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing (MN) reviews applications in April / May.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing PhD reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee reviews applications as per the timelines noted below each table.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

Winter applications reviewed in October
Summer applications reviewed in February
Fall applications reviewed in June

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
Winter (January) May 15
Summer (May) September 15

Winter applications reviewed in June
Summer applications reviewed in October
Fall applications reviewed in February

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. This includes having the support of a faculty supervisor before you apply.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Natural Resources Management reviews applications in March - June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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After the annual application deadline (see below), applications are reviewed on a committee basis by the Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee. Once this process is complete, decisions are sent to all applicants in March / April. 

Applications open July 1 of year prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Social Work reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open July 1 of year prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 January 15

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Music reviews Fall term applications in December / January, and Winter term applications in July.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines Audition dates
Fall (September) December 1 January 22-27, 2024
Winter (January) Winter intake currently suspended  

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Occupational Therapy reviews applications in May / June.

Master of Occupational Therapy regular program applications open September 15 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) February 1

Master of Occupational Therapy international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Master of Occupational Therapy accelerated program applications open October 1 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) May 1
Winter (January) October 1

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

The name of your confirmed supervisor is required at the time of application. To identify a prospective thesis research supervisor on your application, please contact Immunology Faculty members.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Community Health Sciences reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Fall 2025 applications are currently closed.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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The name of your preferred supervisor is required at time of application.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Students selected for in-person interview will be notified in February.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 15  January 11

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physician Assistant Studies reviews applications in April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Offers of admission will be released to successful applicants on May 17, 2024 from the University of Manitoba Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the same day as the University of Toronto BScPA Program and McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program. The three institutions are pleased to provide applicants their offers on the same day to help with the decision-making process.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pharmacology and Therapeutics reviews applications one month after the application deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications for Pathology MSc are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications for Pathologist Assistant are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pathologist Assistant reviews applications in April / May. 

The Pathologist Assistant program only admits Canadian and US students every two years. The Fall 2023 intake has been suspended. The next intake is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2025.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 (Pathology MSc)
October 1 (Pathologist Assistant)
March 31 (Pathologist Assistant)
June 1 (Pathology MSc)

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 March 1 (Pathology MSc)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1


Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Summer (May) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) June 15
Summer (May) October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Statistics reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian/US/International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) Winter intake currently suspended.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Biological Sciences reviews applications one month after deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Indigenous Studies reviews applications in February and June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
(for scholarship consideration)

May 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. For those who wish to be considered for scholarships, applications must be received by January 15 of the year in which you're seeking admission.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions Committee for Applied Human Nutrition reviews applications in February.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) October 1 January 6

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Les demandes d’admission sont évaluées par un comité. Le comité d’admission évalu les demandes durant les mois de Mars et Avril.  

Les demandes peut être surmise jusqu’à concurrence de 18 mois avant le début de premier trimestre.

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session

date limite

automne (septembre) 1 juin
hiver (janvier) 1 octobre
été (mai) 1 février

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite
automne (septembre) 1 mars
hiver (janvier) 1 juillet
été (mai) 1 novembre

Toute demande d’admission en ligne doit être déposée, avec documents à l’appui, au plus tard aux dates indiquées.

Soumettre ou continuer votre application

Les demandes d’admission sont évaluées par un comité. Le comité d’admission évalu les demandes durant les mois de Mars et Avril.  

Les demandes peut être surmise jusqu’à concurrence de 18 mois avant le début de premier trimestre.

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session

date limite

automne (septembre) 1 juin
hiver (janvier) 1 octobre
été (mai) 1 février

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite
automne (septembre) 1 mars
hiver (janvier) 1 juillet
été (mai) 1 novembre

Toute demande d’admission en ligne doit être déposée, avec documents à l’appui, au plus tard aux dates indiquées.

Soumettre ou continuer votre application

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Faculty of Architecture
201 John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6

gradarch@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-6578
Fax: 204-474-7532