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Graduate studies in Planning

Apply now for September

The application deadline for fall start is February 1 of the same year. For a list of keywords to include in your application, please see our research areas page. If you have questions please email the graduate program administrator before applying.

For more information about our programs, please see our programs page.

About our School


As one of Canada's leading universities, the University of Waterloo gives you access to award-winning professors and exceptional learning resources. Our aim is to attract top students from Canada and around the world who are looking for a challenging scholarly experience with a strong practical dimension.

We emphasize interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to Planning research practices. Our faculty have a strong record of scholarly publication and research funding, and most of our graduate students are actively involved in this research.

We also strongly believe that scholarly debate and interaction with your peers and faculty members are an integral component of a graduate education. This interaction is facilitated by our small class sizes, vibrant department, and special events.

Our strong alumni program allows you to develop valuable contacts before starting your career. Our graduates are in demand by universities, consultants, business, and all levels of government in North America and overseas.

Please consult our webpage to learn more about our programs. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

For more information about student life, please see the Association of Graduate Planners' Facebook page.