Master On Campus

Community and Regional Planning

University of British Columbia

20 months
21921 CAD/year
10567 CAD/year
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The Community and Regional Planning program at the University of British Columbia offers an innovative curriculum that draws upon the expertise of SCARP faculty as well as practicing planners. 


The objective of SCARP’s new Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program at University of British Columbia is to further the Vision and Mission of the School by providing students, through cutting-edge content and innovative pedagogy, with the essential theory, skills, methods, and critical thinking and analytical tools they need to address the complex social and environmental issues of a rapidly urbanizing world. It is intensive and professionally oriented, and students emerge as well-rounded, critical, and creative agents of change.

What makes the program unique?

The MCRP program is further guided and informed by the accreditation and standards criteria of the American Institute of Certified Planners’ Planning Accreditation Board and the Canadian Institute of Planners’ accrediting body, the Professional Standards Board. SCARP is one of only two schools in Canada with a master’s program fully accredited by both the Canadian and American planning organizations.

The School is highly regarded within the international profession of planning, and its setting in Vancouver, which attracts world-wide attention and acclaim for excellence in urban planning, enhances the educational experience of SCARP students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engagement & Visioning
  • Knowledge & Data Acquisition
  • Assimilation & Analysis
  • Creating Options & Alternatives
  • Engagement Review & Revision
  • Refinement & Measurement
  • Communication & Action Plans
  • Final Production

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application open dates and deadlines for an upcoming intake have not yet been configured in the admissions system.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. 
    • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
    • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
    • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21921 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21921 CAD per year during 20 months.
  • National

    10567 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10567 CAD per year during 20 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 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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