City Planning

University of Manitoba

24 months
11325 CAD/year
5147 CAD/year
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We offer a master degree in City Planning at the University of Manitoba. Our passionate and energetic core faculty of five runs a fully accredited program, together with dedicated professional practitioners, sessional instructors and adjunct professors.

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Together with dedicated professional practitioners, sessional instructors and adjunct professors. We contribute to key planning debates and professional practice on multiple fronts -- participatory planning and design, homelessness and housing, urban revitalization, arts and culture, social justice issues, environmental sustainability, regional planning issues, transportation planning and infrastructure, age-friendly and child-friendly planning and design, and Indigenous planning and governance.

Our unique program in City Planning, at the University of Manitoba focuses on studio-based, hands-on, experiential learning. Throughout the two-year program, students work with governmental, non-profit and Indigenous clients to address real-life planning issues. Studio work is complemented by courses on planning theory, research methods and professional practice, as well as a recommended summer internship to gain professional experience. 

Students also have the opportunity to take electives outside the Faculty, (e.g., in Geography, Natural Resources, or elsewhere) depending on their interests.As Manitoba’s capital city, Winnipeg is an exciting place to study planning, and our Department draws on considerable expertise throughout the region. Our faculty members maintain close links to professional practitioners in Winnipeg, throughout Manitoba and across the country. Students have the opportunity to interact with the planning community and the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI) through our mentorship programs and speaker series. We also cooperate with Brandon University's Rural Development Institute.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Planning Design
  • Planning Theory
  • Planning Research Methods
  • Transportation and Urban Form
  • Housing and Urban Revitalization
  • Urban Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


51 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
86 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Research Proposal (optional)
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11325 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5147 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5147 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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