McGill University

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
16122 CAD/year
2622 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Architecture from McGill University  is a research degree with a thesis. The foundations for the doctoral thesis are developed through four (or more) courses taken in the first two years of study. 


At Architecture from McGill University thesis must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Students at Architecture from McGill University will:

  • gain confidence in their great capacity to learn
  • be future-ready. 
  • strengthen their ability to adapt through innovative learning solutions for any stage of their career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Final Dissertation Proposal and Literature Review
  • Dissertation Progress Report

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for Current McGill Students (any citizenship) - 15.01




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates who have an adequate background at the post-professional master’s level in the proposed area of research will be admitted to Ph.D. 2 with the stipulation of additional courses from the M.Arch. (Post-professional) curriculum, if necessary.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts from all universities previously attended.
  • Two confidential letters of reference are required for your application.
  • Research proposal: a four-page research proposal, as well as a detailed explanation of why and with whom they wish to study at McGill University’
  • Submit evidence of research accomplishments, which could, in some cases, replace the portfolio requirement.
  • Written work: a sample of the applicant’s written work, drawn from essays, papers, or other work previously submitted for academic evaluation or publication, and falling within the desired field of graduate study.
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8061 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2622 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1311 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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