Admissions
Environmental Design Program
Environmental Design Program: Architecture Master Preparation Option

Please note that the information contained on these pages is not an exhaustive review of our admission requirements or our selection processes. All applicants are required to review the Applicant Information Bulletin that is relevant to the program of study to which they are applying.

Environmental Design Program (ED)

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Applicant Information Bulletin

The Applicant Information Bulletin (ED) is required reading for all applicants. It provides a comprehensive look at the Environmental Design Program’s admission requirements and processes.

Eligibility requirements:

The Environmental Design Program is an Advanced-Entry Program. We require all students to complete 30 Credit Hours of qualifying coursework by the end of the April examination period of the year in which they are applying. Your high school academic record will not be taken into account when applying to the Environmental Design Program. Students should first apply to University 1 or another direct entry program in order to fulfil our Qualifying Year Requirements under Option 1 or Option 2.

Please note that Option 1 is the recommended route for students applying through University 1 or another program at the University of Manitoba, and that Option 2 is intended for students applying from outside the University of Manitoba.

  OPTION 1  
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE CREDIT HRS.
EVDS 1600 Introduction to Environmental Design 3
EVDS 1602 Visual Literacy 3
EVDS 1660 History of Culture, Ideas, and Environment 1 3
EVDS 1670 History of Culture, Ideas, and Environment 2 3
  Faculty of Arts 6
  Faculty of Science 6
  Faculty of Arts or Science 6
  Total Required Credit hours: 30


  OPTION 2  
COURSE NO. COURSE TITLE CREDIT HRS.
  Electives 12
  Faculty of Arts 6
  Faculty of Science 6
  Faculty of Arts or Science 6
  Total Required Credit hours: 30

To qualify for admission under Option 1 or Option 2, students must: have a minimum AGPA of 2.5 (C+) or greater; achieve a minimum grade of C in each course used to fulfil the Qualifying Year Requirements; complete, within their Qualifying Year, three credit hours to satisfy the University’s Written English requirement and three credit hours to satisfy the Unversity of Manitoba’s Mathematics (M) requirement. A list of courses that satisfy these requirements is available on the Academic Calendar under General Academic Regulations. Students must also meet the University of Manitoba’s English Language Proficiency requirements. Students applying from outside the University of Manitoba may wish to contact us for more information about courses transferring with regard to our eligibility requirements.

Please note that courses offered by other universities may not transfer as expected, particularly with regard to courses in Geography, Geological Science, and Environmental Science. The Transfer Credit Equivalency Database is a great resource to reference in such cases.

Please refer to the Applicant Information Bulletin (ED) for more information.

Applicant Categories

Regular Applicant Category


Students applying under the Regular Applicant Category will be admitted through a tiered admissions process according to their AGPA. No portfolio is required.

Please refer to the Applicant Information Bulletin (ED) for more information.

Canadian Indigenous Category

Canadian Indigenous people that have met the minimum eligibility requirements under Option 1 or Option 2 but who may not be competitive in the Regular Applicant Category may wish to apply under the Canadian Indigenous Category.

A Sub-Committee of the Faculty will consider applicants in this category on an individual basis. The Sub-Committee will have Canadian Indigenous representation. The characteristics that will be considered when evaluating Canadian Indigenous applicants will include such factors as life history, work experience, community service, and maturity.

Canadian Indigenous Category Applicants will be required to submit:

• A typed autobiographical sketch
• Three References
• OPTIONAL: Creative Portfolio

Portfolio Guidelines are available on the online application and the Applicant Information Bulletin.
Links are available to “Start a New Application” and for “Returning Users” on the Undergraduate Admissions, Application to Environmental Design page at http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/application/programs/architecture-application.html

Please refer to the Applicant Information Bulletin (ED) for more information.

Special Consideration Category

Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents that have met the minimum eligibility requirements under Option 1 or Option 2, but who may not be competitive under the Regular Applicant Category, may wish to apply under the Special Consideration Category. Students in this Category may fall into one of two subcategories.

1. Students who have academic records that are not a true reflection of their academic and intellectual merit because of exceptional circumstances (ex. health issues, family matters, etc.). Students applying under this subcategory are required to submit:

• A typed autobiographical sketch
• Three References
• OPTIONAL: Creative Portfolio


2. Applicants that have been employed for three-years or more in a related field and display attributes which give an indication of potential contribution to the discipline. Students applying under this subcategory are required to submit:

• A typed autobiographical sketch
• Three References
• A Creative Portfolio


Confidential Evaluation Forms, Portfolio Guidelines and Supplemental Application Forms are available on the online AppyYourself application.
Links are available to “Start a New Application” and for “Returning Users” on the Undergraduate Admissions, Application to Environmental Design page at http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/application/programs/architecture-application.html

Please refer to the Applicant Information Bulletin (ED) for more information.

Environmental Design Program: Architecture Master Preparation Option (ED AMP)

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Applicant Information Bulletin

The Applicant Information Bulletin (ED AMP) is required reading for all applicants. It provides a comprehensive look at the Environmental Design Program: Architecture Master Preparation Option’s admission requirements and processes.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for consideration, all applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum Adjusted Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B) in their last 60 credit hours of study. Students must also meet the University of Manitoba’s English Language Proficiency requirements.

Please refer to the Applicant Information Bulletin (ED AMP) for more information.

Application Materials

In addition to the appropriate documentation, students will be required to submit:

• Portfolio
• Statement of Intent
• Two Confidential Reference Letters
• Curriculum Vitae

The requirements for these supplemental application materials are included in the Applicant Information Bulletin (ED AMP).