Accreditation officially recognizes educational institutions and professional programs for distinguished performance, integrity, and quality.
SCARP’s Master of Community and Regional Planning program is proudly the only masters degree in planning accredited both in both Canada and the United States of America. It is also accredited by two separate accreditation boards, each with their own high standards:
- The Planning Accreditation Board, which accredits planning programs across North America
(which also designated MCRP’s Indigenous Community Planning concentration “a noteworthy practice”); and
- The Professional Standards Board for the planning profession in Canada
This dual accreditation, and the program’s broad curriculum and employment eligibility, means graduates are qualified to work as planners in Canada, the USA, or any other country that recognizes Canadian and American Planning accreditation.
SCARP benefits from a strong relationship with both institutes. This affiliation includes reciprocal institutional development, faculty membership, and student mentorship and professional resources.