What will I learn?

Program Overview

The School of Urban & Regional Planning in the Queen’s Department of Geography and Planning emphasizes excellence in teaching, with high faculty-student engagement and courses that capitalize on the considerable planning experience of our energetic faculty. This is a professional education program that also has a significant research component. It is officially recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners as a key stage toward earning the Registered Professional Planners designation.

We also offer a combined degree program for geography, health and civil engineering students looking for a fast-track second professional degree in urban and regional planning. The program allows Queen’s students to finish their M.PL. degree in less time than it would take to complete it separately

Opportunities

Our internship program offers students the opportunity to work as paid interns with public and private sector organizations across Canada.

The International Experience Awards Program provides funding for three students for study and internship work abroad. We also have exchange agreements with Fudan University, the University of Western Australia, Otago University in New Zealand and others.

Career paths - employment opportunities

city planner, environmental planner, industrial planner, land use planner, municipal planner, recreation and park planner, regional planner, social planner, strategic planner, and transportation planner

  • Community development officer
  • Conflict resolution mediator/negotiator
  • Economic development officer
  • Geographic information system planner
  • Heritage coordinator
  • Housing analyst
  • Planning consultant
  • Policy analyst
  • Resource development officer
  • Urban designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$28,027.86 (US$ 22,055) per year
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Faculty of Arts and Science

Dunning Hall - First Floor,

94 University Avenue,

KINGSTON,

Ontario (ON),

K7L 3N6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Academic Prerequisites: 4-year bachelor’s honour degree in any discipline. Minimum upper second-class standing (B+/GPA 3.3), over the last two years of study), and demonstrated evidence of strong academic potential. For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

For international students

Candidates with either four-year bachelor or honours degrees may be admitted with full graduate student status. Generally, we prefer candidates with an upper second class standing in their undergraduate degree. Averaging a 3.0, 75% or ‘B+’ or better in your final 2 years.

English language requirements

Applicants must have TOEFL Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): The minimum overall score is 88, made up of the minimum scores in each component test as follows: Writing test: 24/30; Speaking test: 22/30; Reading test: 22/30; Listening test: 20/30; MELAB: 80 (minimum overall score); IELTS: 7 (minimum score, academic module); PTE Academic: 65 (minimum overall score).

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