Accredited Degree

Group of mixed-race students studying This route to membership is through successful completion of a university degree in planning from a program formally accredited by the planning profession.  The specific membership requirements for admission to PSB’s process and Candidate membership under this route require an individual planner to:

Individuals seeking admission to our process and Candidate membership under this route must demonstrate they meet the requirements through an application and assessment process with PSB.

Preliminary Accreditations

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA The University of Alberta’s Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning was granted preliminary accreditation at the PSB Board meeting April 20, 2018. Provided the University files acceptable annual reports with PSB and undergoes a successful site visit resulting in accreditation, all those who have graduated from the program during the years of accreditation will be considered to hold an accredited degree and will be eligible for entry to PSB’s process through the Accredited Degree route. Our congratulations to the University, Dr. Sandeep Agrawal, head of the program, and the program’s faculty on achieving this important step!

Accredited Programs

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning was granted preliminary accreditation at the PSB Board meeting April 20, 2018. Provided the University files acceptable annual reports with PSB and undergoes a successful site visit resulting in accreditation, all those who have graduated from the program during the years of accreditation will be considered to hold an accredited degree and will be eligible for entry to PSB’s process through the Accredited Degree route. Our congratulations to the University, Dr. Sandeep Agrawal, head of the program, and the program’s faculty on achieving this important step!

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

1-26 Earth Science Building Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3 Director: Dr. Sandeep Agrawal (PhD, RPP, MCIP, AICP) Tel: (780) 492-1230 E-mail: sagrawal@ualberta.ca Program Tel: (780) 492-3265 Fax: (780) 492-2030 Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/earth-sciences/urban-regional-planning For Admissions contact eas@ualberta.ca

  • B.A./B.Sc. (Planning) (2012-2020)

University of British Columbia

School of Community and Regional Planning

Room 433, Frederick Lasserre Building 6333 Memorial Road Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2 Director: Heather Campbell, PhD Tel: (604) 827-2342 E-mail: heather.campbell@ubc.ca Office: Lasserre 434 Program Tel: (604)822-3276 Fax: (604) 822-3787 Website: www.scarp.ubc.ca For Master’s Admissions contact ptop@interchange.ubc.ca For PhD Admissions contact grad.scarp@ubc.ca

  • M.A./M.Sc. (Community and Regional Planning) (1952-2016)
  • Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) (2017-2021)

University of Calgary

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Room 2182, Professional Faculties Building 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Dean: John Brown Tel: (403) 220-6606 E-mail: brownj@ucalgary.ca Associate Deans, Certificates and Chairs Coordinator: Natalia Jezierska,  Tel:  (403) 220-7932 E-mail: natalia.jezierska@ucalgary.ca Admissions and inquiries e-mail: admissions@sapl.ucalgary.ca Program Tel:  (403) 220-6606 Fax:  (403) 284-4399 Website:  sapl.ucalgary.ca

  • Master of Planning (2011-2022)

Dalhousie University

School of Planning

5410 Spring Garden Road, Box 15000 Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2 Director:  Ahsan Habib, PhD, MURP, MASc Tel: (902)-494-3209 Fax: (902) 423-6672 E-mail:  ahsan.habib@dal.ca Program Tel: (902) 494-3260  Fax: (902) 423-6672 Web site: www.dal.ca/planning For Admissions, contact: planning@dal.ca

  • Master of Planning (2003-2021)
  • Bachelor of Community Design, Honours, with the following Majors (various accredited Minors are available – please consult the University):
    • Major in Environmental Planning (2003-2021)
    • Major in Urban Design and Planning (formerly Urban Design Studies) (2003-2021)
    • Double Major Community Design (Urban Design Studies) and Sustainability (2012-2021)
    • Double Major Community Design (Environmental Planning) and Sustainability (2012-2021)

University of Guelph

Rural Planning & Development Program School of Environmental Design and Rural Development

Landscape Architecture Building 50 Stone Road East Guelph ON N1G 2W1 Sean Kelly, Associate Professor & Director Tel: (519) 824-4120 x56870 Email: sean.kelly@uoguelph.ca Wayne Caldwell, Ph.D. RPP, MCIP Graduate Program Coordinator Tel: (519) 824-4120 x56420 E-mail: wcaldwel@uoguelph.ca Program Tel: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 56784 Fax: (519) 767-1686 Web site: www.uoguelph.ca/sedrd/rural-planning-development

  • M.Sc. (Rural Planning & Development, Canadian Stream) (1983-2022)
  • M.Sc. (Rural Planning & Development, International Stream) (2008-2022)

Université Laval

Département d’aménagement Faculté d’aménagement, d’architecture et des arts visuels

Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, Bureau 1616 2325, allée des Bibliothèques Québec QC G1K 7P4 Directrice du programme: Johanne Brochu, PhD, OUQ Tel: (418) 656-2131 x15299 E-mail: johanne.brochu@esad.ulaval.ca Program Tel: (418) 656-2131 poste (ext.) 7685 Fax: (418) 656-2018 Web site: www.esad.ulaval.ca/ Email: esad@esad.ulaval.ca

  • Maîtrise en aménagement du territoire et développement régional (1984-2016)

University of Manitoba

Faculty of Architecture Department of City Planning

201 John A. Russell Building Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Head: Richard Milgrom, PhD, MCIP, B.E.S., M.Arch., MAA Tel: (204) 474-6868 E-mail: Richard.Milgrom@umanitoba.ca Program Tel: (204) 474-6578 Fax: (204) 474-7532 cityplanning@umanitoba.ca Web site: http://umanitoba.ca/architecture/

  • Master of City Planning (1952-2020)

McGill University

School of Urban Planning

Macdonald-Harrington Building 815 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 400 Montréal QC H3A 0C2 Interim Director:Richard G. Shearmur, PhD, MUP, B.A. Tel: (514) 398-5404 E-mail: Richard.shearmur@mcgill.ca Program Tel: (514) 398-4075 Fax: (514) 398-8376 Web site: www.mcgill.ca/urbanplanning For Admissions, contact: admissions.planning@mcgill.ca

  • Master of Urban Planning (1974-2021)

Université de Montréal

Institut d’urbanisme, Faculté d’aménagement

C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-Ville Montréal QC H3C 3J7 Directeur: Franck Scherrer, PhD Fax:(514) 343-2183 E-mail: franck.scherrer@umontreal.ca Program Tel: (514) 343-6865 Fax: (514) 343-2183 urbanisme@umontreal.ca Web site: www.urb.umontreal.ca/

  • Maîtrise en urbanisme (1968-2016)
  • Baccalauréat ès sciences spécialisé en urbanisme (1984-2016)

University of Northern British Columbia

School of Environmental Planning

3333 University Way Dr. Prince George BC V2N 4Z9 Interim Chair: Ian Hartley Tel: (250) 960-5359 E-mail: ian.hartley@unbc.ca Program Tel:(250) 960-6173 Fax: (250) 960-6764 enpl@unbc.ca Web site: www.unbc.ca/planning

  • Bachelor of Planning (BPL) (2005 – 2021)

Université du Québec a Montréal

Module d’urbanisme, C.P. 8888

Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8 Directeur: Bruno Sarrasin Tel: (514) 987-3000 x7075 E-mail: sarrasin.bruni@uqam.ca Program Tel: (514) 987-4121 Fax: (514) 987-7827 deut@uqam.ca Web site: www.deut.esg.uqam.ca/

  • Baccalauréat ès sciences spécialisé en urbanisme (1984-2016)

Queen's University

School of Urban & Regional Planning

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room E208 Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 Director: Dr. Leela Viswanathan, PhD, MCIP, RPP Tel: (613) 533-6000 x 75038 E-mail: leela.viswanathan@queensu.ca Office Contact: Jo-Anne Rudachuk Tel: (613) 533-6000 x 77057 Program Tel: (613) 533-6030 Fax: (613) 545-6905 Web site: http://www.queensu.ca/geographyandplanning/surp/

  • Master of Urban & Regional Planning (1973-2021)

Ryerson University

School of Urban & Regional Planning

350 Victoria Street (SBB-400) Toronto, ON M5B 2K3 Director: Dr. Pamela Robinson, BAH, MPL, PhD E-mail:  mkosny@ryerson.ca Program Tel: (416) 979-5165 Fax: (416) 979-5357 surp@ryerson.ca Web site: www.ryerson.ca/surp

  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAN) (1973-2019)
  • Post Degree Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAB) (2006-2019)
  • Post Diploma Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAD) (2006-2019)
  • Master of Planning in Urban Development (2009 – 2019)

University of Saskatchewan

Regional and Urban Planning Program

Department of Geography and Planning 117 Science Place Saskatoon, SK S7N 5C8 Chair: Ryan Walker Ph.D., MCIP, RPP E-mail: ryan.walker@usask.ca Tel: 306-966-5664 Fax: 306-966-5680 Web sitehttp://artsandscience.usask.ca/geography/undergraduates/regional-and-urban-planning.php

  • B.A. in Regional and Urban Planning (2009-2021)

Simon Fraser University

School of Resource and Environmental Management Resource & Environmental Planning Program

TASC 1 – Room #8405 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Program Director: Dr. Thomas Gunton (PhD, RPP, MCIP) Tel: (250) 477-7601 E-mail: gunton@sfu.ca Program Tel: (778) 782-4659 Fax: (778) 782-4968 reminfo@sfu.ca Web site: www.rem.sfu.ca/

  • Master of Resource Management (Planning) (2004 – 2022)

University of Toronto

Program in Planning, Department of Geography

Sidney Smith Hall 100 St. George Street, Room 5047 Toronto ON M5S 1A1 Director: Richard J. DiFrancesco, Ph.D., M.C.I.P., R.P.P. E-mail: richard.difrancesco@utoronto.ca Tel: 416-978- 2935 Program Tel: (416) 978-3375 Fax: (416) 946-3886 Web site: www.geog.utoronto.ca

  • M.Sc. (Planning) (1963-2022)

University of Waterloo

School of Planning

Faculty of Environment, EV3 – Third Floor 200 University Avenue West Waterloo ON N2L 3G1 Director: Clarence Woudsma, PhD, MCIP, RPP E-mail: cwoudsma@uwaterloo.ca Program Tel: (519) 888-4567 x 36564 Fax: (519) 725-2827 Web site: www.environment.uwaterloo.ca/planning For Graduate Studies inquiries, contact: kelly.heald-oliver@uwaterloo.ca For Undergraduate Studies inquiries, contact: jldebrou@uwaterloo.ca

  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies Honours Planning and Honours Co-op Planning (1968-2019)
  • Master of Arts (Planning) (1968-2019)
  • Master of Environmental Studies (Planning)(1998-2019)

Vancouver Island University

Community Planning Department, Faculty of Social Sciences

Vancouver Island University 900 Fifth Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 Director: Dr. Pamela Shaw (PhD, MCIP, RPP FRCGS) Email: Pam.Shaw@viu.ca Phone: (250) 753-3245 extension 2620 Toll-Free: 1-888-920-2221 Website: https://socialsciences.viu.ca/social-sciences/mcp

  • Master of Community Planning (2015-2020)

York University

Faculty of Environmental Studies

4700 Keele Street, HNES Building Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Assistant Professor, & Planning Coordinator : Dr. Luisa Sotomayor PhD MCIP RPP E-mail: sotomay@yorku.ca FES Planning Program Coordinator E-mail: fesplan@yorku.ca Program Tel: (416) 736-5252 Fax: (416) 736-5679 Web site: fesplanning.apps01.yorku.ca/

  • Master in Environmental Studies (Planning) (1970-2022)

Formerly Accredited Planning Degree Programs

Accredited degree programs change from time-to-time, for a variety of reasons.  If you enrolled in one of the following programs during the time it was accredited and were granted that degree within seven years of enrollment, you can still apply via the Accredited Degree route: University of British Columbia

  • Ph.D. (Community and Regional Planning) (1973-2010)

University of Calgary

  • Master of Environmental Design (Planning) (1976-2008)
  • PhD Environmental Design (1998-2005)

Dalhousie University

  • Master of Engineering/Master of Planning (2003-2011)
  • Master of Applied Science/Master of Planning (2003-2011)
  • Master of Urban and Rural Planning (1981-2011)
  • Master of Engineering/Master of Urban and Rural Planning ( 1981-2011)
  • Master of Applied Science/Master of Urban and Rural Planning (1981-2011)
  • Bachelor of Community Design; Honours (Environmental Planning) (2003-2011)
  • Bachelor of Community Design; Honours (Urban Design Studies) (2003-2011)

University of Northern British Columbia

  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Planning (1996-2004)

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

  • Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning

University of Ottawa

  • Master of Planning (1977-1983)

University of Saskatchewan

  • B.A. in Regional and Urban Development (1968-2008)

University of Toronto

  • Diploma in Town and Regional Planning (1952-1975)
  • Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning (1976-1982)

University of Waterloo

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Planning) (1968-2014)

University of Windsor

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Planning) (1990-2004)

Important Note Regarding Accreditation Expiration Dates

There has been some confusion regarding the end date for the accreditation period of university planning degree programs.  Please note that a program on our list above that shows an end date for accreditation of 2015, for example, is considered to be accredited to the end of academic 2015 – this means August 31, 2016.  We also wish to reassure students who are applying to, or already enrolled in, an accredited program, that, as long as their classes begin within the accreditation period, they will be considered to have graduated with an accredited degree provided they complete that degree within the period allowed by the university (7 years for undergraduate programs and 5 years for graduate programs). Important Information on Accreditation Renewals – University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia The University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia have requested extensions of their accreditation periods to the end of academic 2016-17 in both cases; these requests have been approved by PSB’s Accreditation Program Committee.  These means that students enrolled in these programs during that academic year will be considered to have graduated with an accredited degree.

There are three cost components to consider (excluding your investment in your degree):

 Item Accredited Degree
PSB Application Fee (non-refundable) $375.00
Ethics & Professionalism Course and Examination $595.00
Professional Examination $500.00
 Total $1,470.00

Our fees are subject to GST/HST, and that is not reflected in the above table. Please see our FAQ (LINK) for more details or contact us at certification@psb-planningcanada.ca for more details.

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