Master of Planning (MPlan)


Why choose Planning?

Our Master of Planning (MPlan) program is a distinctly different design- and studio-based program. This studio emphasis means that you'll be engaged with real-world problems and real clients, often helping to directly shape the built environment. Studio-based learning is applied learning, so you'll synthesize the skills and knowledge gained throughout the program to address complex problems at a variety of scales, and emphasizing a design approach. Our MPlan program is the only accredited planning program in Alberta, and is fully accredited by the Professional Standards Board, Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Alberta Professional Planners Institute. Graduation from an accredited planning program is the most direct path to becoming a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP). Undergraduate study is required - You cannot enter the MPlan program directly from high school. The most up-to-date admission requirements can be found at


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You can also see the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape's Bachelor Design in City Innovation.

​Studying Planning at [SAPL] placed me in an engaging studio-based environment, working with real professionals on real-world planning projects. The opportunity to study-abroad in Melbourne was a highlight – exposing me to new approaches to design and using one of the world’s most livable cities as a classroom.

Ben B


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