McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Urban Planning (M.U.P.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Degree: Master
Field of Study: City/Urban, Community and Regional PlanningUrban Studies/Affairs
Description The course of study takes place over two years (four semesters) and covers a total of 66 course credits. Students devote their first two semesters to fulfilling the basic requirements of the program, two studios and a set of core courses, and to exploring one or more areas of specialisation through elective courses. Electives may be taken in the School of Urban Planning, in other academic units at McGill University, or at any of the three other major academic institutions in Montreal. In their third semester, students pursue their specific interests in a third studio and in additional elective courses. A 15-credit independent project completes the program. This may take the form of a piece of investigative research, an impact study, a design proposition for an urban project, or a development project or a plan. Central to the educational experience is group work in a studio setting, in which students collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to solve "real life" problems in Montreal and the surrounding region. Equally important is the three-month professional internship, between the first and second year of study, in a planning field and geographic location of the students' own choosing. (Finding internship opportunities is the first part of the task.)
Website: Urban Planning (M.U.P.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research: Urban Design
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Statement of specific interest in the area of Urban Planning. Portfolio: For architects only, a portfolio containing at least five (5) examples of architectural work accomplished in school and in practice. (Portfolios are not to exceed 8½” x 11" in size.) For applicants to the urban design specialization, a portfolio containing at least ten (10) examples demonstrating creativity and imagination. Curriculum Vitae.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015