Applicants for the Master of Environmental Design must provide:
a) Applicants must submit a clear, concise and substantive statement of interest, which informs the Admissions Committee of:
- the applicant’s reasons for wanting to pursue the MEDes
- how the applicant’s specific educational background and professional and personal experience relates to environmental design as a field of study
- the applicant’s thesis research interests and ideas in the interdisciplinary context of environmental design, which informs the Admissions Committee of the applicant’s supervisory needs
- the applicant's ‘vision’ (related to their personal and professional goals and intentions), how admission to the MEDes will assist in achieving these goals and anticipated outcomes from completion of the MEDes
b) Required: Applicants must submit at least one example of the applicant's previous academic or professional productivity such as a written essay, published research paper, major academic paper, thesis, design project, or consulting report. It is preferred these examples come in hard copy format.
In addition (optional): a 'portfolio’ of the applicant's choosing 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, please clearly identify what aspects of the work are from others. 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.
c) Three reference letters.