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Admissions to the Faculty of Environmental Design

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The interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) is dependent upon students with a wide variety of backgrounds. Some students enter the faculty directly from their studies at the undergraduate level, while others join our programs after a number of years in the work force.

Applicants must possess a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a grade point average (GPA) in the final two years of study of at least 3.0, based on a four point grading system. For program specific requirements, please select the program appropriate section of this website: Master of Architecture, Minor in Architectural Studies, Master of Landscape ArchitectureMaster of Planning, Master of Environmental Design and PhD.

Transfer credits: "The total of advanced credit and transfer credit (including Open Studies courses) may not exceed either one-third of the program or two full-course equivalents, whichever is less. Advance Credit (including Open Studies courses) is not normally given to courses taken more than five years before admission to the current degree program or for courses taken for the purposes of qualifying for admission (Graduate Studies)."

Please note: EVDS only accepts new students once a year. The deadline to apply to our Master programs is January 15, and to our doctoral program is February 1, for September registration. Applicants will be notified of their results by mid-April. Due to limitations on enrollment, not all applicants meeting the admission requirements may be admitted. A rigorous selection process is used to admit students from the pool of qualified applicants. Refer to the current University of Calgary Calendar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar for further information on admissions.

The online application system will open on September 1. Click here to access the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application system. You will be prompted to create or have your eID ready to access the on-line application.

Click here for information on Awards and Scholarships.

If you attended University in another country, please see our international admissions requirements.

Admission Inquiries

Admission Applications

Jennifer Taillefer

Academic Programs Coordinator
For in-person inquiries please email to make an appointment.

Phone: 403.220.4388
Fax: 403.284.4399


Mailing address for transcripts:

EVDS Admissions - (identify the program you are applying to)

Faculty of Environmental Design
University of Calgary
2500, University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4