The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) requires this information be posted for the Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program.
The MCRP is a 24-month professional master's degree in Planning. The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that is tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. Students will additionally undertake a sequence of courses (minimum of 12 credits) in an area of concentration customized for their interests and professional aspirations. In their second year, students will be required to take a 6-credit studio course while students in the Indigenous Community Planning concentration will complete a 12-credit practicum course; both courses integrates theories and methods covered throughout the curriculum into a single team-based project with a real or simulated client or community group. In total, students are expected to complete a minimum of 48 credits to graduate; the graduating class of 2020 completed an average of 53 credits in the program with an overall GPA average of 87.72%.
The program's Capstone requirement provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through developing a professional portfolio or professional research report. The graduating class of 2020 received an overall average of 90% for their Capstone project.
The program also features an internship/work experience to provide students with real world experience and prepare them for entry into a wide variety of planning jobs. 93% of the graduating class for 2020 secured an internship by the end of their first year.
2020-21 Tuition and Fees
For details about tuition, please visit the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
For details about student fees, please visit the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in Fall 2019 and continued into Fall 2020: 95%
Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016: 97%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2019-20 Academic Year: 74
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years of graduating who pass, graduating class of 2015: TBD
*The majority of students obtain certification through the Canadian Institute of Planning (CIP)
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019: 95%