Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP)

MCRP is the only master’s degree in Planning accredited in both Canada and the United States. This dual accreditation, with its broader curriculum and employment eligibility, means graduates are qualified to work as planners in Canada, the U.S., and any other country that recognizes Canadian and American planning accreditation. More about MCRP's accredited status
Graduates from MCRP work in a wide range of exciting and influential jobs in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In recent years, 95% of the graduates from the MCRP program have secured planning-related employment within one year of graduation.

Update as of the 2022/2023 academic year

SCARP has updated MCRP's course requirements for all future cohorts, to keep pace with a rapidly-changing world and the range of problems that planners try to solve. The updated program addresses some of the biggest challenges facing society today, including climate change, systemic injustice, and planning for more resilient communities; as well as ongoing efforts to repair relationships with Indigenous people and decolonize planning in Canada. As this improved material is unique and new, exemptions will no longer be considered. 
The new program structure is in effect as of the 2022/2023 cohort. Students enrolled in September 2021 will not be held to the updated requirements, and can proceed as per their established program plan. 
Please review all information on requirements before you proceed here.

Submitting your Application 

Application schedule

  • Applications open: November 1
  • Applications close: January 15
  • Referee deadline: January 25


The Admissions Committee considers many factors in making admissions decisions: academic preparation, academic capability, experience, and fit with the School.

Please note the following before you proceed:

  • SCARP has updated the course requirements for all future sessions of the MCRP program, in effect as of the 2022/2023 academic year. Please review the curriculum in this page's adjacent tabs.
  • Due to the volume of documents received we are unable to confirm receipt of documents by email or phone. Please check your online application regularly for updates.
Please review the information above carefully first.
If you're ready to apply for the next September intake, you may proceed:

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