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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Architecture

Offered by: Architecture     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. in Architecture is a research degree with a thesis, the foundations for which are developed through a series of courses taken in the first two years of study. Each student meets regularly with the supervisor in the first year to prepare the thesis proposal (ARCH 700). Three Literature Review preparatory courses (ARCH 721, ARCH 722, ARCH 723) and three (or more) complementary courses are taken in the first two years of study. All students also participate in the two Research Seminars (ARCH 711, ARCH 712) to present the research framework and objectives for peer critique. By the end of the second year of studies (Ph.D.-3), the student must complete the Comprehensive Examination (ARCH 701) with a formal presentation to an Advisory Committee.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree 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.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • ARCH 700 Thesis Proposal

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Development of a research proposal and a comprehensive framework for the doctoral thesis.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Adams, Annmarie; Friedman, Abraham; Keena, Naomi; Henni, Samia (Winter)

  • ARCH 701 Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Presentation of a comprehensive literature review paper, covering material that is central to the student's doctoral research, with an oral defense before the Doctoral Advisory Committee.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Vardouli, Theodora; Bressani, Martin; Türeli, Ipek (Winter)

  • ARCH 711 Doctoral Proseminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Major issues and themes in architectural research.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Henni, Samia (Fall)

  • ARCH 712 Doctoral Proseminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Further exploration of major issues and themes in architectural research.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Henni, Samia (Fall)

  • ARCH 721 Literature Review 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Literature review covering the first of three fields as identified by the student in consultation with the supervisory committee.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Adams, Annmarie; Friedman, Abraham; Keena, Naomi; Henni, Samia (Fall)

  • ARCH 722 Literature Review 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Literature review covering the second of three fields as identified by the student in consultation with the supervisory committee.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Adams, Annmarie; Friedman, Abraham; Keena, Naomi; Henni, Samia (Winter)

  • ARCH 723 Literature Review 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Architecture : Literature review covering the third of three fields as identified by the student in consultation with the supervisory committee.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Vardouli, Theodora; Bressani, Martin; Türeli, Ipek (Fall)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

Students must take 9 credits of courses at the 600 or 700 level, selected with the approval of the School.

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