Graduate Studies

The School of Planning offers graduate diplomas and degrees that delve into the complexities of contemporary urban planning, with academic research excellence in both the natural and built environment. Our graduate students engage in a rigorous educational journey with a strong practical dimension. Embark on a transformative journey that offers unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Graduate student working in the design studio

Natalie Majda (MA, Planning) is identifying policy gaps in the representation and stewardship of diverse Indigenous heritages and cultural heritage worldviews, and exploring potential improvements using Indigenous-authored heritage legislation and grey literature. Read more about her story here.

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Competitive funding packages

Funding packages are available for incoming Planning graduate students who meet certain levels of academic merit and apply by the application deadline. 

Research opportunities

While much of the research in the School of Planning is multidisciplinary, professors' research activities generally fall into two major theme areas; the physical/natural environment and the human and built environment.

Collaborative program options

Students in our Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Environmental Studies (MES) programs have the opportunity to complete the Collaborative Aeronautics Program (CAP) through the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics.

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