Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture
Subject
Specialty
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Architecture
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Applied Science
School
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
 

Overview

The Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) is a post-professional research degree offered in a two-year curriculum. Students work in independent design or research-based studies in collaboration with faculty members engaged in certain research themes. This immersive program is for those who wish to synthesize existing knowledge in architecture and progress contemporary concepts in the field. Within the wider University community, students engage themselves in a focused research environment enriched by resources and support from related disciplines such as community and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, and art history, visual and theory.

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

GRE required?

Optional

Prior degree requirements

The MASA program is intended for qualified applicants with a previous professional degree and a capacity for independent research.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$2,811.98
Tuition per year$4,801.80$8,435.94
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Supplementary fees (yearly)$350.00 Student Society Fees
Student Fees (yearly)$899.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,453.00 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Applications 21 22 28 23 25
Offers 3 4 4 6 6
New registrations 2 3 2 4 5
Total enrolment 9 12 14 16 14

Completion Rates & Times

Based on 13 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 4.66 years with an average of 2.46 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.

Disclaimer

Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 8 April 2016]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Bass, John (Constested landscapes Globalization and Contested Territory, Infrastructure, Social Equity, Visualization and Community Engagement)
  • Cole, Raymond John (Environmetal issues in building design and environmental performance assessment, regenerative design, building environmental performance assessment, human and automated intelligence)
  • Fujita, Mari (Globalization and contested territory, urbanism, contemporary theory, spatial and cultural effects of globalism, material studies, wearables, gallery installations, interiors, building designs, urban proposals)
  • Herrington, Susan (Children’s outdoor play environments, Playgrounds, Natural play environments, Risky play, Landscape architecture, Landscape architecture history, landscape theory, Comtemporary theory, globalization and contested theory, design and history of landscapes)
  • Macdonald, Christopher (Design Thinking, housing, social equity, policy development, contemporary urban housing practices, early modern houses)
  • McKay, Sherry (Architectural hisory Contemporary Theory, Globalization and Contested Territory, Housing, Social Equity)
  • Neumann, Oliver (Digital Fabrication, Concepts of Context, Wood Construction, Contemporary Architecture Discourse, Digital technology in the building process, contemporary fabrication technologies)
  • Roecker, Inge (Social Equity, sustainable forms of urban habitation, social and cultural entities, urban living and communities, comtemporary programming, cultural context, sustainable building)
  • Van Duzer, Leslie (Body and Space, Contemporary Theory, Design Thinking)
  • Wagner, George Stuart (Housing, urbanism, contemporary theory, public space, architecture and modernism, North American City, urban form and its ideological implication, contemporary Japanese architecture)
 
 

September 2017 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2016
Canadian/US Applicant Deadline
15 January 2017
International Applicant Deadline
20 February 2017

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