Graduate Studies

Graduate studies in Planning

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

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 the Graduate Program Administrator should you have any questions.


We encourage you to explore all the graduate programs we offer in the School of Planning by clicking on the program name above.

Visit the Graduate Calendar for a list of admission requirements by program (also on each of the program page).

The video outlines the process of applying for graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. Learn more about international admissions.