Accredited University Planning
Programs in Canada

One entry route to a professional planning designation with a Provincial/Territorial Institute or Association (PTIA; formerly Affiliates) is by holding an accredited degree. PSB, under its shared services agreements with CIP and the PTIAs manages the process of accrediting university planning degree programs The following programs have been accredited (the dates in brackets indicate the period during which the program is accredited; if you enrolled in that degree within the specified time and graduated within seven years of enrollment, it counts as an accredited degree).

Kindly note that l’Ordre des urbanistes de Québec (OUQ) accredits university planning degree programs in that province; we have listed them on our website, but for authoritative information please see the OUQ website.

Please note that we also recognize university planning programs accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

For a full list of PAB programs, please visit www.planningaccreditationboard.org/index.php?id=30

For a full list of PIA programs, please visit www.planning.org.au/becomeaplanner/accredited-university-courses.

Important Note Regarding Accreditation Expiration Dates

There has been some confusion regarding the end date for the accreditation period of university planning degree programs.  Please note that a program on our list below that shows an end date for accreditation of 2015, for example, is considered to be accredited to the end of academic 2015 – this means August 31, 2016.  We also wish to reassure students who are applying to, or already enrolled in, an accredited program, that, as long as their classes begin within the accreditation period, they will be considered to have graduated with an accredited degree provided they complete that degree within the period allowed by the university (7 years for undergraduate programs and 5 years for graduate programs).

Important Information on Accreditation Renewals – University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia
The University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia have requested extensions of their accreditation periods to the end of academic 2016-17 in both cases; these requests have been approved by PSB's Accreditation Program Committee.  These means that students enrolled in these programs during that academic year will be considered to have graduated with an accredited degree.

Preliminary Accreditations

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
The University of Alberta’s Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning was granted preliminary accreditation at the PSB Board meeting April 20, 2018. Provided the University files acceptable annual reports with PSB and undergoes a successful site visit resulting in accreditation, all those who have graduated from the program during the years of accreditation will be considered to hold an accredited degree and will be eligible for entry to PSB’s process through the Accredited Degree route. Our congratulations to the University, Dr. Sandeep Agrawal, head of the program, and the program’s faculty on achieving this important step!


UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
1-26 Earth Science Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3
Director: Dr. Sandeep Agrawal (PhD, RPP, MCIP, AICP)
Tel: (780) 492-1230
E-mail: sagrawal@ualberta.ca
Program Tel: (780) 492-3265
Fax: (780) 492-2030
Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/earth-sciences/urban-regional-planning
For Admissions contact eas@ualberta.ca

  • B.A./B.Sc. (Planning) (2012-2020)

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
School of Community and Regional Planning
Room 433, Frederick Lasserre Building
6333 Memorial Road
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2
Director: Penelope Gurstein, PhD, MCIP, RPP
Tel: (604) 822-6065
E-mail: penny.gurstein@ubc.ca
Program Tel: (604)822-3276
Fax: (604) 822-3787
Website: www.scarp.ubc.ca
For Master's Admissions contact ptop@interchange.ubc.ca
For PhD Admissions contact grad.scarp@ubc.ca

  • M.A./M.Sc. (Community and Regional Planning) (1952-2016)
  • Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) (2017-2021)

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Faculty of Environmental Design
Room 2182, Professional Faculties Building
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Dean: John Brown
Tel: (403) 220-6606
brownj@ucalgary.ca

Associate Dean: Beverley A. Sandalack, PhD, FCSLA, MCIP, RPP
Tel:  (403) 220-4517
sandalack@ucalgary.ca

Admissions and inquiries e-mail:  jtaillef@ucalgary.ca
Program Tel:  (403) 220-4388
Fax:  (403) 284-4399
Website:  evds.ucalgary.ca

  • Master of Planning (2011-2017)

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
School of Planning
5410 Spring Garden Road, Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
Director:  Patricia Manuel, PhD, MCIP, LPP
Tel: (902)-494-6597 Fax: (902) 423-6672
E-mail: patricia.manuel@dal.ca
Program Tel: (902) 494-3260  Fax: (902) 423-6672
Web site: www.dal.ca/planning
For Admissions, contact: planning@dal.ca

  • Master of Planning (2003-2021)
  • Bachelor of Community Design, Honours, with the following Majors (various accredited Minors are available – please consult the University):
    • Major in Environmental Planning (2003-2021)
    • Major in Urban Design and Planning (formerly Urban Design Studies) (2003-2021)
    • Double Major Community Design (Urban Design Studies) and Sustainability (2012-2021)
    • Double Major Community Design (Environmental Planning) and Sustainability (2012-2021)

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
Rural Planning & Development Program
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Landscape Architecture Building
50 Stone Road East
Guelph ON N1G 2W1

Sean Kelly, Associate Professor & Director
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x56870
Email: sean.kelly@uoguelph.ca

John FitzGibbon, Ph.D. RPP, RPD Graduate Program Coordinator
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x56784
E-mail: jfitzgib@uoguelph.ca

Program Tel: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 56784
Fax: (519) 767-1686
Web site: www.uoguelph.ca/sedrd/rural-planning-development

  • M.Sc. (Rural Planning & Development, Canadian Stream) (1983-2018)
  • M.Sc. (Rural Planning & Development, International Stream) (2008-2018)

UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL
Département d'aménagement
Faculté d'aménagement, d'architecture et des arts visuels
Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, Bureau 1616
2325, allée des Bibliothèques
Québec QC G1K 7P4
Directrice du programme: Johanne Brochu, PhD, OUQ
Tel: (418) 656-2131 x15299
E-mail: johanne.brochu@esad.ulaval.ca
Program Tel: (418) 656-2131 poste (ext.) 7685
Fax: (418) 656-2018
Web site: www.esad.ulaval.ca/
Email: esad@esad.ulaval.ca

  • Maîtrise en aménagement du territoire et développement régional (1984-2016)

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Faculty of Architecture
Department of City Planning
201 John A. Russell Building
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2
Head: Richard Milgrom, PhD, MCIP, B.E.S., M.Arch., MAA
Tel: (204) 474-6868
E-mail: Richard.Milgrom@umanitoba.ca
Program Tel: (204) 474-6578
Fax: (204) 474-7532
cityplanning@umanitoba.ca
Web site: http://umanitoba.ca/architecture/

  • Master of City Planning (1952-2020)

MCGILL UNIVERSITY
School of Urban Planning
Macdonald-Harrington Building
815 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 400
Montréal QC H3A 0C2
Interim Director:Richard G. Shearmur, PhD, MUP, B.A.
Tel: (514) 398-5404
E-mail: Richard.shearmur@mcgill.ca
Program Tel: (514) 398-4075
Fax: (514) 398-8376
Web site: www.mcgill.ca/urbanplanning
For Admissions, contact: admissions.planning@mcgill.ca

  • Master of Urban Planning (1974-2021)

UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL
Institut d'urbanisme, Faculté d'aménagement
C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal QC H3C 3J7
Directeur: Franck Scherrer, PhD
Fax:(514) 343-2183
E-mail: franck.scherrer@umontreal.ca
Program Tel: (514) 343-6865
Fax: (514) 343-2183
urbanisme@umontreal.ca
Web site: www.urb.umontreal.ca/

  • Maîtrise en urbanisme (1968-2016)
  • Baccalauréat ès sciences spécialisé en urbanisme (1984-2016)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
School of Environmental Planning
3333 University Way Dr.
Prince George BC V2N 4Z9
Chair: Andrew Seidel, PhD., MCP, B.Arch., Cert. Arch.
Tel: (250) 960-5359
E-mail: andrew.seidel@unbc.ca
Program Tel:(250) 960-6173
Fax: (250) 960-6764
enpl@unbc.ca
Web site: www.unbc.ca/planning

  • Bachelor of Planning (BPL) (2005 – 2021)

UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL
Module d'urbanisme, C.P. 8888
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8
Directeur: Bruno Sarrasin
Tel: (514) 987-3000 x7075
E-mail: sarrasin.bruni@uqam.ca
Program Tel: (514) 987-4121
Fax: (514) 987-7827
deut@uqam.ca
Web site: www.deut.esg.uqam.ca/

  • Baccalauréat ès sciences spécialisé en urbanisme (1984-2016)

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
School of Urban & Regional Planning
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room E208
Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
Director: David L.A Gordon, PhD, FCIP, RPP
Tel: (613) 533-6000 x 77063
E-mail: david.gordon@queensu.ca
Office Contact: Jo-Anne Rudachuk
Tel: (613) 533-6000 x 77057
Program Tel: (613) 533-6030
Fax: (613) 545-6905
Web site: http://www.queensu.ca/geographyandplanning/surp/

  • Master of Urban & Regional Planning (1973-2021)

RYERSON UNIVERSITY
School of Urban & Regional Planning
350 Victoria Street (SBB-400)
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Associate Dean: Pamela Robinson
E-mail: pamela.robinson@ryerson.ca
Program Tel: (416) 979-5165
Fax: (416) 979-5357
surp@ryerson.ca
Web site: www.ryerson.ca/surp

  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAN) (1973-2019)
  • Post Degree Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAB) (2006-2019)
  • Post Diploma Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAD) (2006-2019)
  • Master of Planning in Urban Development (2009 - 2019)

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Regional and Urban Planning Program
Department of Geography and Planning
117 Science Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5C8
Chair: Dr. Jill Blakley, PhD, MCIP, RPP
E-mail: jill.blakleyk@usask.ca
Program Tel: (306) 966-1944
Fax: (306) 966-5680
Web site: www.arts.usask.ca/rup/

  • B.A. in Regional and Urban Planning (2009-2021)

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
School of Resource and Environmental Management
Resource & Environmental Planning Program
TASC 1 - Room #8405
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Program Director: Dr. Thomas Gunton (PhD, RPP, MCIP)
Tel: (250) 477-7601
E-mail:
 gunton@sfu.ca
Program Tel: (778) 782-4659 
Fax: (778) 782-4968
reminfo@sfu.ca
Web site: www.rem.sfu.ca/

  • Master of Resource Management (Planning) (2004 – 2018)

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Program in Planning, Department of Geography
Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George Street, Room 5047
Toronto ON M5S 1A1
Director: Richard J. DiFrancesco, Ph.D., M.C.I.P., R.P.P.
E-mail:
richard.difrancesco@utoronto.ca
Tel: 416-978- 2935
Program Tel: (416) 978-3375 
Fax: (416) 946-3886
Web site: www.geog.utoronto.ca

  • M.Sc. (Planning) (1963-2022)

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
School of Planning
Faculty of Environment, EV3 – Third Floor
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1
Director: Clarence Woudsma, PhD, MCIP, RPP
E-mail: cwoudsma@uwaterloo.ca
Program Tel: (519) 888-4567 x 36564
Fax: (519) 725-2827
Web site: www.environment.uwaterloo.ca/planning

For Graduate Studies inquiries, contact: kelly.heald-oliver@uwaterloo.ca
For Undergraduate Studies inquiries, contact: jldebrou@uwaterloo.ca

  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies Honours Planning and Honours Co-op Planning (1968-2019)
  • Master of Arts (Planning) (1968-2019)
  • Master of Environmental Studies (Planning)(1998-2019)

VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY
Community Planning Department, Faculty of Social Sciences
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5
Director: Dr. Pamela Shaw (PhD, MCIP, RPP FRCGS)
Email: Pam.Shaw@viu.ca
Phone:
(250) 753-3245 extension 2620
Toll-Free: 1-888-920-2221
Website: https://socialsciences.viu.ca/social-sciences/mcp

  • Master of Community Planning (2015-2020)

YORK UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Environmental Studies
4700 Keele Street, HNES Building
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
MES/Planning Program Coordinator: Laura E. Taylor, MCIP, RPP
E-mail: taylorL9@yorku.ca
Program Tel: (416) 736-5252
Fax: (416) 736-5679
Web site: fesplanning.apps01.yorku.ca/

  • Master in Environmental Studies (Planning) (1970-2017)

Formerly Accredited Planning Degree Programs

Accredited degree programs change from time-to-time, for a variety of reasons.  If you enrolled in one of the following programs during the time it was accredited and were granted that degree within seven years of enrollment, you can still apply via the Accredited Degree route:

University of British Columbia

  • Ph.D. (Community and Regional Planning) (1973-2010)

University of Calgary

  • Master of Environmental Design (Planning) (1976-2008)
  • PhD Environmental Design (1998-2005)

Dalhousie University

  • Master of Engineering/Master of Planning (2003-2011)
  • Master of Applied Science/Master of Planning (2003-2011)
  • Master of Urban and Rural Planning (1981-2011)
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Urban and Rural Planning ( 1981-2011)
  • Master of Applied Science/Master of Urban and Rural Planning (1981-2011)
  • Bachelor of Community Design; Honours (Environmental Planning) (2003-2011)
  • Bachelor of Community Design; Honours (Urban Design Studies) (2003-2011)

University of Northern British Columbia

  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Planning (1996-2004)

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

  • Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning

University of Ottawa

  • Master of Planning (1977-1983)

University of Saskatchewan

  • B.A. in Regional and Urban Development (1968-2008)

University of Toronto

  • Diploma in Town and Regional Planning (1952-1975)
  • Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning (1976-1982)

University of Waterloo

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Planning) (1968-2014)

University of Windsor

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Planning) (1990-2004)