Rural Planning and Development, Master | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
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Rural Planning and Development

24 months
17968 CAD/year
6650 CAD/year
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The Rural Planning and Development program of University of Guelph emphasizes planning for rural, regional and remote areas.


Key facts

The graduates of Rural Planning and Development program of University of Guelph are highly successful in securing employment in the field.

This MSc program is available as a thesis option, major paper option, or course work option. The intensive (6 semester) program is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Research Fields

The program combines research, experiential learning and active involvement with faculty in order to create a stimulating learning environment in Canadian and International Rural Planning and Development Fields.

Are you interested in:

  • Land use planning
  • Environmental and Resource Management
  • Aboriginal Community Planning and Development
  • Program and Project Planning
  • Municipal Planning in Rural Towns

Career opportunities

  • Community Development Officer
  • Planner with Provincial Agencies
  • Planner with local boards of education, regional police forces, social and welfare services
  • Policy Analyst
  • Consulting Specialist for both International & Canadian agencies
  • Program and Project Planning

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Rural Development Planning: Principles and Practices
  • Rural Research Methods
  • Planning and Development Theory
  • Foundations in Rural Planning Practice
  • Land Use Planning Law
  • Rural Development Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement for admission is a four-year Honours degree (or equivalent) with an average of at least second class honours (B-) in the last four semesters (or two years) of study. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17968 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8984 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6650 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3325 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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