NOTE: This information is for students currently enrolled in this program who were admitted in 2014 or earlier.
The MAP/MScP Masters Degree requires the completion of sixty (60) credits of course work (the equivalent of 16 one-term courses plus an academically oriented thesis or 18 one-term courses plus a professionally oriented project). The program generally takes 24-36 months to complete.
- Core Course Requirements
- Distribution Requirements: (Dimension 1 | Dimension 2 | Dimension 3 | Dimension 4 | Dimension 5)
- Selecting Research Supervisors
- Auditing Courses
- Non-Planning/External Courses
|Plan 502 (3) Planning Theory – 3 credits|
|Plan 506 (3) The Legal Context of Planning – 3 credits|
|Plan 515 (3) Data for Planning Practice – 3 credits|
|Plan 540 (3) Planning Project – 3 credits|
|Plan 548E (1) Current Issues in Planning: Research Design and Quantitative Data Collection – 1 credit|
|Plan 548I (1) Current Issues in Planning: Quantitative Tools for Planners – 1 credit|
|All students must also take ONE of the following Quantitative Courses:|
|Plan 548G (1) Current Issues in Planning: Introductory Quantitative Data Analysis – 1 credit
- required for students without previous Quantitative Methods
|Plan 548H (1) Current Issues in Planning: Intermediate Quantitative Data Analysis – 1 credit
- required for students with previous Quantitative Methods
|Choose and register in one of the following options by May 31st
– The Research Supervisor form is due in the SCARP office by Sept 30th:
Plan 549 (12) Master's Thesis
Plan 547 (6) Professional Project Report – plus 6 extra credits.
Students must register in Plan 549 or Plan 547 at the beginning of their second year in the program and on a continuing basis throughout the remainder of the program.
|Plan 548T Current Issues in Planning: Indigenous Community Planning Field Studio (Cook) – 6 credits
- required for ICP students in 2nd year
All students are required to select at least one course from four out of the five dimensions of planning knowledge listed below:
Plan 504 (3) The Ecological Context of Planning
Plan 548K (3) Current Issues in Planning: Planning for Disaster- Resilient Communities
Plan 590 (3) Public Policy and Urban Planning
Plan 597 (3) Planning for Water Resources Management
Plan 517 (3) Theory and Methods of Urban Design
Plan 579 (3) Public Health, Transportation & the Built Environment
Plan 580 (3) Urban Transportation Planning
Plan 587 (3) Urban Design
Plan 538 (3) Cross-Cultural Planning
Plan 545 (3) Planning Studies Abroad
Plan 548B (3) Current Issues in Planning: Social Learning Studio
Plan 548C (3) Current Issues in Planning: Housing As If People Mattered. Social factors in the design of medium-density family housing
Plan 548P (3) Current Issues in Planning: Indigenous Community Planning
Plan 548W (3) Current Issues in Planning: Quality Proposals and Projects: Working effectively with non-profit agencies
Plan 548Z (3) Current Issues in Planning: Urban Food Systems Policy & Planning
Plan 583 (3) Housing and Community Planning
Plan 503 (3) Strategic Planning for Community Economic Development
Plan 542 (3) Practical Practice: City Planning as a Craft
Plan 572 (3) Project and Program Design in Development Asian Countries
Plan 573 (3) Shelter and Services in Developing Countries
Plan 548M (3) Current Issues in Planning: Strategic Planning
Plan 548Q (3) Current Issues in Planning: Indigenous Law & Governance
Plan 561 (3) Seminar in Real Property Development and Planning
Plan 590 (3) Public Policy and Urban Planning
Plan 595 (3) Planning and Negotiation in Natural Resources Management
Students select their electives with the advice of their Program Advisor subject to the constraints listed below. The courses may be in the School, other UBC departments or at other universities in B.C. and Alberta through the Western Deans' Agreement .
There are opportunities for electing:
Students may also take non-planning courses (maximum 12 credits during the program, including up to 6 credits of third or fourth year undergraduate courses that are relevant to the SCARP degree) as part of their 60-credit program. Students must receive permission from their program advisor/research supervisor (sign program record form) before registering for a non-planning course.
Students will be encouraged to identify the SCARP Faculty Research Supervisor for their Project or Thesis research as early as possible in their program so that they may select their courses and utilize the summer term to greatest advantage. All students will be required to have obtained the written agreement of a Research Supervisor by September 30th of their second year in the program.
Masters students may audit courses by completing a Registration/Change of Registration form (available on FoGS website) during the first week of classes and submitting it to the Graduate Program Advisor (Masters) at the SCARP office.
Students are expected to complete all course requirements except the final exam, and may be given Fail (F) standing if their performance and attendance is not satisfactory. An auditor may not transfer to the category of regular student during the term nor may a regular student transfer to the category of auditor except upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students taking a combination of credit and audit courses will be subject to restrictions on maximum workload interpreted by SCARP faculty program advisors.
Masters students may receive up to twelve credits for courses offered by other departments at UBC or at other Western universities (e.g., SFU, UVIC) as part of the Western Deans' Agreement. This includes up to six credits of third or fourth year undergraduate courses (for audit or credit) provided they are directly related to the student's graduate program.
Prior to registration in a non-planning course or an external course, students must obtain approval from their Program Advisors or their Research Supervisors. Program Advisors or Research Supervisors must approve all such registrations using the student's Program Record form. It is recommended that students also provide calendar descriptions and any other additional information such as course syllabi that will assist faculty during the approval process. Other departments may have additional procedures so students should be sure to check with individual course instructors.
Where required students are responsible for preparing a Western Deans' Agreement form and obtaining signatures including the signature of the Chair of the SCARP Masters Program.The Western Deans' Agreement must be submitted to the SCARP office at least six weeks before the course start date. Forms are available at www.grad.ubc.ca/forms. Students must also provide the university course description, written statement of the course relevance to their programs, and any other additional information that will assist faculty during the approval process. After completing the course, the student must submit an official transcript to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, UBC.
ARCHIVED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: