Graduate degrees

Our graduate degrees present a range of opportunities, from our accredited professional programs to specialized post-graduate studies. Expanding upon the foundation built through undergraduate studies, our graduate programs prepare students to enter the design profession equipped with the necessary design, technical, and intellectual leadership to contribute to a built environment that supports civil and sustainable patterns of living. 


The Master of Architecture is an accredited professional program and comprehensive foundation for prospective designers. The program examines built environments relative to artistic, technical, social, cultural, and political circumstances. Our students design locally and globally, and approach architectural practice and research with critical inquiry.

The Master of Landscape Architecture is an accredited professional program fostering designers of natural and urban terrains. Our students are conscious designers with a consideration for natural phenomena. They use design with public responsibility to produce resilient and purposeful landscapes.

Our dual degree option is the first program of its kind in Canada. The program offers the opportunity to pursue a Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture in a condensed time span. Anticipating the need for interdisciplinary professionals, the dual degree option integrates the knowledge of architectural design with an understanding for the ecological factors of the environment.

Urban design examines the management and design of our ever-changing cities through an investigation of urbanization, global economics, and advancing technologies. The Master of Urban Design degree is a post-professional program for future planners interested in advancing the scholarship and design innovation of urban metropolises.

The Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture is for those looking to expand the boundaries of the discipline through specialized research.

The Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture is for students interested in further research and investigations of our environment.

 

Note about PhD options: Although we do not offer PhD degrees, you do have the opportunity to pursue doctoral research in our fields of study through other academic units at UBC, including the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program and Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability.