What will I learn?

Urban and regional planners employ land-use concepts and strategies to develop and enhance regional, urban, suburban and rural communities. You’ll develop applied research and analysis skills through drafting in studio practice, consult in teams, travel on week- long field trips and can choose to pursue an international exchange program. Upon graduation, you’ll understand communities’ needs, structures and rules, and be ready to advise on planning decisions related to social, economic, environmental, cultural, land development and transportation issues.

After Graduation

You will be prepared to address the complex needs, structures and rules of communities through progressive opportunities in municipal or provincial government; private real estate development, finance or retail; community social service or volunteer agencies; law firms. You may work as an urban planner, urban design technologist, consultant, technical analyst, program and policy developer, strategy planner, development researcher or project manager. You may also choose to pursue a master of planning in Urban Development at Ryerson.

This is a Grades-Only program. Students are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Community Services

Study options

Full Time (Full Time: Four Year; Two-Year Post-Baccalaureate; Two-Year Degree Completion)

Tuition fees
Year 1 - CAN $27,537.66; Year 2 - CAN $27,217.66; Year 3 - CAN $27,217.66; Year 4 - CAN $27,217.66

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2021


Faculty of Community Services

Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health,

Room SHE-697 (sixth floor), 99 Gerrard St. East,


Ontario (ON),

M5B 1G7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Graduation from Grade 12 of an academic program at an accredited secondary school with high academic standing including minimum B grades in the program-specific subject prerequisites and a minimum B overall average. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages/grades above the minimum. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL iBT 92-93; MELAB: 85; CAEL: 70; PTE: 60.

For international students

Applicants educated outside of Ontario must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 U or M courses. It is essential that subject prerequisite requirements and grades for specific Ryerson programs form part of the academic background of applicants from outside Ontario, especially in the last two years of secondary school studies.

English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 92-93 Internet-based, MELAB score of 85; CAEL score of 70 and PTE score of 60, Cambridge English - 180 and above on C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency.

February 1 is the guaranteed consideration date for applications to all programs.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education.

  • Career-driven education
  • Wide selection of undergraduate academic subjects
  • Co-operative education opportunities and internships
  • Dedicated entrance scholarships for international students