The Master of Architecture course at the University of Waterloo encourages students to develop independent research while equipping them with professional architecture knowledge.
The professional Master of Architecture degree prepares graduate students for entry into the profession of architecture.
It offers an extension of the knowledge base required of practising professionals to students with a pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture from an accredited university program.
Combining elements of a professional master's program and a research-oriented master's program, the Waterloo Master of Architecture offers a unique opportunity to engage in self-directed research and develop an independent research and design thesis while completing the required coursework for professional preparation.
The program supports the development of critical thinking in architecture. Coursework introduces students to the ethical, legal, administrative and practical aspects of the profession, and the program builds upon a firm commitment toward architecture as a cultural act and practice.
Options available to graduate students include co-op opportunities, international research travel, a term in the Rome studio and the university's water program and structures certificate.
With the support of our community of internationally recognized faculty, staff and students, students have the opportunity to position an architectural design and research thesis in relation to complex contemporary situations informing future architectural practice.
Top image: images from Bianca Weeko Martin's 2022 thesis, The White House, and Other Counter-Narratives from the Lockdown.
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