Applications are encouraged from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, or a combination of education and work experience.
In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Faculty of Environmental Design requires:
a) An admission grade point average (GPA) above 3.50 on a four-point scale.
b) A research proposal that describes the nature of the thesis research the applicant expects to undertake. This will be used by an admissions committee as an indicator of the applicant’s ability to conduct doctoral-level research and to determine if adequate supervisory resources are available. Only if such resources are available will the student be admitted. Please note that this research statement (maximum of 1500 words) must include the following sections: Background, research questions, literature review, research methodology, and broader impacts of the proposed research. The research statement should indicate potential Supervisors and/or committee members, and whether they have been contacted by the applicant.
c) A funding plan that demonstrates that financial resources are available for the entire program of study.
d) Three reference letters, of which at least two should be academic.
e) At least one example of the applicant’s previous academic or professional work, such as a written essay, published research paper, major academic paper, thesis, or consulting report.
In addition, applicants may submit a portfolio that provides examples of or illustrates the applicant’s design work, professional work, research, creative thinking, community action, planning products, or graphics and visual communication.
If any of the work submitted involved collaboration with others, the applicant should clearly identify their individual contributions. The examples of work and (if applicable) portfolio should be submitted in digital form (portable document .PDF files), uploaded by the applicant to their Student Centre, upon submission of their online application.
f) An updated copy of curriculum vitae (CV).