Vancouver Island University - Graduate Programs

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Master of Community Planning

Vancouver Island University - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,113
International: $34,006

The cost includes tuition, lab supplies, student activity fee, student union fee, health and dental plan fee, and field studies fee.

Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners


Do you want to design and shape the world around you? Consider the Master of Community Planning degree at Vancouver Island University. Community planners play a huge role in the development of neighbourhoods, towns, cities and regions. An urban planner can also help shape a community’s response to a range of emerging issues such as climate change; and economic issues such as tourism by creating a sustainable city also known as ecocity.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*72
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A minimum average of "B" calculated in the last two years of the undergraduate degree, with a review of the entire degree.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Preference will be given to candidates with:
    - An area of research interest that meshes with the focus areas of the Program.
    - A statement of career interest that shows a clear understanding of the opportunities available in Planning.
    - A statement of volunteer or career experience that supports the two previously referenced documents.
    - Evidence of high academic achievement.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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.

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