Planning, M.A. | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


As one of Canada's leading universities, the University of Waterloo gives you access to award-winning professors and exceptional learning resources in the Planning programme. Our aim is to attract top students from Canada and around the world who are looking for a challenging scholarly experience with a strong practical dimension.


At University of Waterloo, we emphasize interdisciplinary and integrative approaches to Planning research practices. Our faculty have a strong record of scholarly publication and research funding, and most of our graduate students are actively involved in this research.

Key Features 

  • We also strongly believe that scholarly debate and interaction with your peers and faculty members are an integral component of graduate education. 
  • This interaction is facilitated by our small class sizes, vibrant department, and special events. 

Programme Structure

  • Our strong alumni program allows you to develop valuable contacts before starting your career. 
  • Our graduates are in demand by universities, consultants, business, and all levels of government in North America and overseas.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four‐year honours bachelor degree (or equivalent), with a minimum overall average of 78%, from a recognized university; the undergraduate degree may be in planning or other fields relevant to planning including: architecture, biology, civil engineering, economics, forestry, geography, geology, landscape architecture, law, political science, sociology, or other resource disciplines or social sciences.
  • The name of one or more School of Planning faculty member(s) who would be a suitable advisor.
  • Three references, at least two academic.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

University of Waterloo
University of Waterloo


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!