University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Earth Sciences 1010, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary AB
Calgary, AB
Canada T2N 1N4

Environmental Design (MEDes)

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Environmental Design/Architecture
Description Natural, built and social environments are increasingly seen as intertwined, interdependent, and indeterminate, creating challenging conditions which must be addressed to achieve a sustainable future. Meeting this challenge requires environmental designers who are strong leaders and visionaries. This unique, thesis-based degree is designed to train and nurture these leaders. In order to understand and solve complex spatial issues, thesis students in the Faculty of Environmental Design mobilize a range of methods from different disciplines, including: design explorations, participatory planning exercises, ethnography, surveys, statistics, laboratory science, fieldwork, and archival, visual, and textual studies.
Website: Environmental Design (MEDes) at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost shown is for the first year of studies.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 105] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution, and a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: December 21, 2018