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City Planning, M.C.P.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (QS) ,
The Master of City Planning is a two-year combined academic and professional program of study that prepares students for work in a variety of planning fields by offering learning opportunities in planning theory and practice. The Department’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of planning to enhance the ecological sustainability, social equity and aesthetic qualities of human settlements.


The Master of City Planning degree is recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners. Graduates are eligible for full Membership status in this professional institute after two years of relevant professional experience.

Why Study at U of M?

Students from Canada and abroad attend this program, bringing with them a multiplicity of backgrounds, including the humanities, the natural, social, and applied sciences and the design disciplines. This diversity fosters a very rich educational experience. With a relatively small incoming class each year, students benefit from close personal interaction with members of the faculty and practitioners.

The program in City Planning seeks to provide a strong general grounding in planning education that is enriched through local institutional and geographic contexts, and that builds upon the strengths of faculty and staff. Graduate students in the program have the opportunity to work with many other faculty and students, as the Department of City Planning operates within the multidisciplinary Faculty of Architecture. The Faculty is a consortium of five programs of study: undergraduate environmental design and graduate professional education in interior design, architecture, city planning and landscape architecture. Within the larger University of Manitoba community, our students have been connected with the departments of anthropology, geography, human ecology, engineering, native studies and other divisions, such at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI).

Programme Structure


  • Planning Design
  • Planning Theory
  • Thesis/Practicum Preparation
  • Planning Research Methods
  • Transportation and Urban Form
  • Housing and Urban Revitalization
  • Urban Development
  • Law and Local Government

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Meet the general entrance requirement based on the country/curriculum of study; the requirements can be found below by clicking the regions or Common International Curricula which include the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the British patterned Education (GCE).
  • Meet program-specific requirements based on program(s) of choice. 
  • For international students: General Certificate of Education (GCE)
  • Minimum 2 courses at Advanced (A) level and 3 courses at Ordinary (O) level: no grades below a ‘D’ (GCE)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • An IB diploma with 3 courses at the higher level (HL) and 3 courses at the standard level (SL): no grades below a ‘4’ (IB)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10916 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10916 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4962 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4962 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
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