Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Environment
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.

Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners


The University of Waterloo’s School of Planning is the only planning school in Canada to offer programs at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels. Its graduates are well-qualified for the workplace –with programs recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners, and as a co-op program, where students receive 20 months of paid work experience as they earn their undergraduate degrees.

The School of Planning takes an interdisciplinary approach, with students learning about environmental planning, urban design, political systems, law, and housing. Located in the Faculty of Environment's LEED Platinum certified Environment 3 building, it draws upon multiple disciplines to research and teach issues in planning for sustainable development.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A master's degree with excellent standing (minimum 80%) from a recognized university. Evidence of ability to pursue independent research is essential.
    Application Notes :
  • Résumé
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s): Two official academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution.
  • Writing sample: At least one substantial example of work completed during the last two years of academic study. Students with professional experience may submit a professional report of which they were sole or senior author.
  • 3References: at least 2 academic.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 01, 2022