Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Description:The School of Planning provides professional planning education at the graduate level. They are one of two constituent schools in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Their strength lies in understanding urban and environmental systems, and the relationships between them. The faculty are committed to planning and designing good communities in life-sustaining environments. The School offers two programs: the MPlan, and the MPS, a post-professional degree that provides professional planners with an opportunity to pursue research at the graduate level.
URL:Planning Studies at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,108

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Admission to the MPS program requires one of the following: four year undergraduate degree in planning; four year undergraduate degree in a related discipline (such as engineering, geography, geomatics, environmental sciences, architecture, etc.); or four year undergraduate degree in any subject with four years of planning work experience to make the candidate eligible for membership in a professional planning institute. The School may also consider candidates with three year undergraduate degrees in related disciplines who present an extraordinary portfolio of work and have at least four years of responsible planning experience.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * 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 22, 2016