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Urban Innovation

University of Toronto

20 months
40500 CAD/year
16880 CAD/year
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The Master of Urban Innovation (MUI) at the University of Toronto is a 20-month professional master’s program for students interested in urban issues and economic development. 


About this Degree

The Urban Innovation program at the University of Toronto is uniquely designed to provide a new generation of practitioners with an in-depth understanding of the role that innovative, vibrant, liveable, and supportive city-regions play in sustaining the quality of life and economic well-being of Canadians.

Through the MUI program, students will be trained to lead and manage innovative urban economic development initiatives. Students will take classes taught by faculty with expertise in economic development, public policy, management, government administration, and finance. In addition, each student will participate in an academically supported and practice-oriented summer internship that will provide them with an opportunity to apply foundational knowledge and ideas in the workplace. The program will prepare graduates to play a critical policy and leadership role in implementing strategies that promote innovative, equitable, and sustainable cities and city-regions.

Programme Structure

  • 4.5 FCEs from core courses (MUI1010H, MUI1020H, MUI1030H, MUI1040H, MUI1050H, MUI1060H, MUI1075H, MUI1080H, MUI1090H)

  • 0.5 FCE summer internship (MUI1100H)

  • 1.0 FCE capstone group project (MUI2095Y)

  • 3.5 FCEs chosen from the elective course list below. Students are also strongly encouraged to select other electives not included in the list below. Course selections must be approved in advance by the program.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


9 alternative credits

9.5 FCEs


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute for Management & Innovation's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university in social sciences, management/commerce, or a related field such as architecture or civil engineering, with a standing equivalent to a mid B in the final year of the program.

  • Successful completion of 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) in an undergraduate statistics course.

  • Letter of intent.

  • Three letters of reference.

  • A writing sample.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40500 CAD per year during 20 months.
  • National

    16880 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16880 CAD per year during 20 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 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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