At a glance:

Application and document submission deadline

  • June 1 (for admission in September)

*deadline extended from January 15 to June 1 (as of May 2, 2022)

Graduate research fields

  • Human and Built Environment
  • Physical/Natural Environment

Study options

  • Thesis
  • Master's Research Paper

Minimum admission requirements

  • A four‐year honours bachelor degree (or equivalent), with a minimum overall average of 78%, from a recognized university; the undergraduate degree may be in planning or other fields relevant to planning including: architecture, biology, civil engineering, economics, forestry, geography, geology, landscape architecture, law, political science, sociology, or other resource disciplines or social sciences.
  • The name of one or more School of Planning faculty member(s) who would be a suitable advisor.
  • Three references, at least two academic 
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs