PhD Application Steps

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

If you would like to apply for the September 2021 intake, please review the following steps: 

  1. Read SCARP's minimum requirements for admission in the PhD program overview page.
  2. Complete Pre-Application by November 15, 2020 - Prospective applicants must complete a short PhD Pre-Application questionnaire
  3. Receive Invitation to Apply by December 1, 2020 - Prospective applicants will be notified on whether they are invited to submit an official application.  
  4. Submit Full Application by February 1, 2021 - Deadline for official PhD application by invited applicants only. Uninvited applications will not be considered.
  5. Receive Admission Decision in early April 2021 - 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 and follow the steps outlined above instead.