Admissions
APPLICATION DEADLINES:
For Admission in September
The deadline for applications by Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and International applicants is January 15, 2018.

For Admission in January
The deadline for applications by Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents is 1 October of the preceding year but later applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Department in connection with later applications.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS:
Application instructions and electronic forms can be found at the Faculty of Graduate Studies admissions webpage: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html

The required documents should be uploaded prior to the submission of an application. These documents are:
• Post-Secondary Institution Transcripts
• CV/Resume
• Statement of Intent
• Photocopy of Birth Certificate or Passport (once admitted)
• English Language Test Score (if required)

All of the above documents must be submitted by the application deadline date. Any incomplete applications after the application deadline date will not be considered.

Portfolio - Paper-Based or Electronic submission is permitted (format: PDF maximum size of 20 MB) as described below. Paper-based to be sent direct to the Department of Landscape Architecture at:


Landscape Architecture Graduate Program Admissions Committee
201 Russell Building
University of Manitoba
WINNIPEG, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Canada
Tel 204-474-8769
Fax 204-474-7352

Please place the word “PORTFOLIO” on the outside of the package. These materials will not be returned unless adequate postage and packing is enclosed.

Applicants to the Master of Landscape Architecture degree program must, by the time of Registration, meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies Admissions requirements for academic qualifications. Advanced standing may be given to candidates whose prior training and experience are judged by the Department’s Admission Committee to warrant such placement. Current regulations do require, nevertheless, that ALL students enrolled in the program pay a minimum of two full years of program fees. Students applying for the program with a previous university degree but with little or no formal design education will be required to take a minimum of six studios over three years of study.

Where deemed appropriate, a candidate may be requested to attend an interview with the full Department of Landscape Architecture Admissions Committee or with delegates from it.

To avoid delay in the review of your application, please submit only those documents that are required for the program.


STEP-BY-STEP APPLICATION PROCESS:

1. Completed application online through the Faculty of Graduate Studies Website.

2. Letters of Reference from two individuals (email addresses will be requested) under whom the applicant has worked or studied. These will normally be faculty members acquainted with the applicant's undergraduate performance.

3. Design Portfolio of the applicant's undergraduate and/or professional work or where appropriate, examples of creative work in different media. The portfolio assists the Admissions Committee in appraising applications. Design portfolios must be hard copy 279.4 mm (11") x 431.8 mm (17") OR A3 (297 x 420 mm) maximum size. They must include adequate postage and packaging for return by insured/registered mail. In Canada, stamps or postal money orders can be included. International applications are requested to include money orders.

4. Brief Written Statement outlining the applicant's interest in studying landscape architecture and reasons for seeking admission to the program.

5. Résumé, including biographical information, educational, work and travel history, community service activities and any other information seen to be relevant by the applicant.

6. Transcripts are required from ALL recognized, post-secondary institutions attended, no matter whether a degree has been awarded or not. For initial assessment purposes only, unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your UMGradConnect application) are acceptable and preferred. Official transcripts will only be required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies if you are recommended for admission. To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the Main Records Office of the issuing institution. In cases where the transcript does /will not clearly state that a degree has been conferred and when it was awarded, a copy of the final degree certificate is required to accompany the transcript.
  Please note that official University of Manitoba transcripts are not required. If you have access to your Aurora Student account you should upload a web transcript. If not, an FGS Admissions Assistant will add a copy of your transcript to your file for you.
  If the transcript is issued in a language other than English (and is not from a Canadian institution) the applicant must arrange for the submission of official literal translations of all records. The original language documents and the English translations must arrive together in an envelope that has been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the issuing institutions. All academic documents must arrive directly from the main records office (e.g., the Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Archives, etc.) of the issuing institution in order to be considered "official.
  Please note that applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B), or the equivalent, in the last two years of their academic work to be eligible for consideration. If you need help with assessment please go to Application Assessment Procedures.

7. Name changes or differences on any documentation must be supported by official evidence.

8. Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport (once admitted).

9. Students whose first language is not English are required to submit test results from an English Language Examination (TOEFL) and may be required to take the CanTEST once on campus. Preference will be given to applicants with TOEFL scores above 580 - paper based; 237 - computer based; or 94 - internet based, or International English Language Testing System (minimum score of band 7.0) or equivalent. Students from non-English speaking territories should check whether their previous educational institution is included on the English Language Exemption List.

For detailed program information or further admissions information please contact:

landscapearch@umanitoba.ca



AFTER SUCCESSFUL ADMISSION:

If successfully admitted, original transcripts or certified copies will be required. These documents must be received in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the main Records Office of the issuing institution to be considered official.

In cases where the transcript does/will not clearly state that a degree has been conferred, an official degree certificate (attested or certified copy) is required to accompany the transcript. Where academic records from a country other than Canada are produced in a language other than English, the applicant must arrange for the submission of official literal translations of all records.

To be official, original language documents and the English translations must arrive together in an envelope that has been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the issuing institutions. All academic documents must arrive from the general records office (e.g., the Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Archives, etc.) of the issuing institution in order to be considered "official."