Current Student Resources

Graduate students in the School of Planning have many helpful resources to guide their university experience. Explore the resources listed below and if you are unable to find what you are looking for, contact the Graduate Studies Administrator.

Graduate Handbook 2022-2023 (PDF)

This handbook provides you with an overview of where you can find some of the most important information as you set off on your graduate school journey.

Planning 101 (PDF)

This handbook provides an introduction to the School of Planning and it's faculty as well as many academic and social resources.

Academic Resources

Master's PhD

Approved MRP Guidelines (PDF)

School of Planning Thesis Guide

Approved Masters Thesis Completion Procedures (PDF)

MA-MES Thesis Completion Form (PDF)

School of Planning Thesis Guide

Article-Format Doctoral Theses

Comprehensive Examination Procedures and Worksheet (PDF)

PhD Thesis Examining Committee Approval Form (PDF)

Academic Probation Procedure (PDF)

Audit Contract (PDF)

Reading Course Contract - PLAN 675 (PDF)

  • Please fill out form WITH your supervisor
  • Send completed form to Graduate Studies Administrator

TA Time Form (PDF)

Thinking of switching programs?

Thinking of changing your supervisor?

Thinking of taking a term off?

  • Students can take up to 3 inactive terms off
  • Students on maternity leave can take up to 5 inactive terms off
  • Students can choose to go part-time if working
  • Please obtain supervisor’s signature prior to sending to Graduate Studies Administrator

Applying for graduation


Graduate program forms must be signed by yourself and your advisor (or instructor in the case of drop/add forms) and submitted to the Graduate Studies Administrator in EV3 3211.

Supervisor Change, Change of Enrolment Status/Withdrawal, Course Drop/Add, and Petition for Extension forms can be found on the Graduate Studies Office forms page.

Further Reading

These links connect you to resources that may be useful in completing your program. These links are for information only and are not officially adopted by the School of Planning.

Professional Development Opportunities

Career considerations

Writing a thesis

Life of a PhD