PhD Admissions: Step-by-Step

The field of planning includes many rich and diverse areas of research. At SCARP we have a small number of faculty with dedicated expertise in a subset of planning areas. Our PhD program therefore focuses on nurturing and supervising a small number of select applicants. We take great care in finding a good match between student, supervisor, and area of research. 

Pre-Application - September 15 to November 15 - Prospective applicants complete a short SCARP PhD Pre-Application questionnaire 

Invitation to Apply - Dec 16 - Prospective applicants notified whether they are invited to complete a full application.  

Full Application - Feb 15 - Deadline for full application by invited applicants only. Uninvited applications will not be considered.

Admission Decision - March 15 - Applicants will be notified of admission and funding decisions. This date may shift slightly to coincide with relevant funding announcements.