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Introduction

The Master of Arts (Planning) and Master of Science (Planning) programs are not accepting applications for admission to the 2015 Winter Session (September 2015).

The master's degree will be either a Master of Arts (Planning) or a Master of Science (Planning), whichever best describes the undergraduate program the candidate has received.

For information on all SCARP master’s programs, including the Master of Community and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) see the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section of the Calendar.

SCARP's master's program is one of only two programs in Canada accredited by both Canadian and American professional planning associations. The program emphasizes both breadth and depth. Breadth is reflected in required courses from four key dimensions of planning knowledge. Depth is present in our six focus areas: community development and social planning, ecological and natural resources planning, comparative development, disaster and risk management planning, transportation planning, and urban development planning; and in two specializations: urban design and indigenous community planning There are core courses in law, research methods, and an introduction to planning history, methods, and theory as well as elective courses in cross-cultural planning, multimedia and planning and participatory planning, among others. All students complete a final project or thesis on a topic of their own choosing.

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