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University of Calgary Calendar 2014-2015 Faculty of Environmental Design 1. Summary of Degree Programs
1. Summary of Degree Programs
Degrees Offered

Architecture Environmental Design Planning Environmental Design
MArch MEDes MPlan PhD

At the master’s level, the Faculty of Environmental Design offers a course-based Master of Architecture, a course-based Master of Planning, and a thesis-based Master of Environmental Design.

The Master of Architecture is a course-based first professional degree at the graduate level. The degree is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. The Master of Planning is a course-based graduate planning with an emphasis on sustainability, interdiciplinarity, and design. The thesis-based Master of Environmental Design is a research degree that involves independent inquiry into a range of contemporary issues of human intervention in environments across the spectrum of faculty research expertise.

The PhD degree in Environmental Design involves interdisciplinary research inquiry in thematic areas related to Architecture, Planning, and Sustainable Design across the spectrum of faculty research expertise.

Note: More information on these programs can be obtained from the Faculty of Graduate Studies calendar.


The Faculty of Environmental Design offers a Minor in Architectural Studies at the undergraduate level.