PhD Application Steps

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 and invite you to follow these steps:

1. Read SCARP's minimum requirements for admission in the PhD program overview page.

2. Complete Pre-Application - August 15 to November 15 - Prospective applicants must complete a short PhD Pre-Application questionnaire. 

3. Receive Invitation to Apply - Dec 15 - Prospective applicants notified whether they are invited to complete a full application.  

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

5. Receive Admission Decision - March 15 - Applicants will be notified of admission and funding decisions at approximately this date. Date may shift slightly to coincide with relevant funding announcements.

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Please do not email individual faculty. Instead, follow the steps outlined above.