Master of Community and Regional Planning

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

Program Description

Master of Community and Regional Planning

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

September 2017 Intake closed. Applications will reopen in October 2017 for September 2018 intake

The MCRP is a 20-month professional master's degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments.

The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that are tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. Students will additionally undertake a sequence of courses in an area of concentration customized for their interests and professional aspirations. In their second year, students will be required to take a studio course that integrates theories and methods covered throughout the curriculum into a single team-based project with a real or simulated client or community group. The program's Capstone requirement provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through developing a professional portfolio or professional research report.

Cumulative program requirements provide students with real-world experience and prepare them for entry into a wide variety of planning jobs. The program also features an internship/work experience, and a mentoring program.

Concentrations

Students can choose from the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) or Urban Design (UD) concentrations, or they can develop a customized concentration to suit their interests with guidance from their faculty advisor. A few examples of current student concentrations include public engagement and participatory planning; social and community planning; urban development planning; resiliency planning; transportation and urban design; transportation and sustainability; and urban infrastructure and environmental sustainability.

The ICP and UD concentrations have specific course sequence and credit requirements. Students wishing to complete the ICP or UD concentrations should indicate their interest in the concentration in their application.

MCRP Program Requirements

The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that are tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. Students will additionally undertake a concentration of coursework with guidance from their faculty advisor. Students can choose from the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) or Urban Design (UD) concentrations, or they can develop a customized concentration to suit their interests and professional aspirations. (Students wishing to complete the ICP or UD concentrations should indicate their interest in the concentration during the admissions process.) In their second year, students will be required to take a studio course that integrates theories and methods covered throughout the curriculum into a single team-based project with a real or simulated client or community group. Also in the second year, the program's Capstone requirement provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through developing a professional portfolio or professional research report.

Cumulative program requirements provide students with real-world experience and prepare them for entry into a wide variety of planning jobs. The program also features an internship/work experience, and a mentoring program.

Core Courses

  • PLAN 508 Foundations of Planning Theory and History
  • PLAN 509 Urbanism as a Global Way of Life
  • PLAN 510 Environment and Sustainability Concepts for Planning Practice
  • PLAN 521 Quantitative Skills for Planners
  • PLAN 522 Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • PLAN 523 The Profession of Planning
  • PLAN 524 Legal Concepts for Professional Planning
  • PLAN 525 Planning Practice Methods

Career Options

Our graduates will be in high demand locally, nationally and internationally, with government and industry employers constantly seeking experts in the field who can develop new processes and systems.

Cost & Fees

  • International students: CAD $19,677.66 per year
  • Canadian students: CAD $9,958.68 per year

Miscellaneous

Quick Facts

  • Degree: Master of Community and Regional Planning
  • Subject: Specialty
  • Mode of delivery: On campus
  • Registration options: Full-time
  • Specialization: Planning
  • Program Components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
  • Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science
  • School: School of Community and Regional Planning
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 14, 2017
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20 months
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- International students: CAD $19,677.66 per year; Canadian students: CAD $9,958.68 per year
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