Ryerson’s Urban Development (MPl) program is challenging and intensive. We enroll approximately 35 students every year, selected from a highly competitive applicant pool.
International applicants are asked to contact the Urban Development office directly, to discuss eligibility, prior to starting their application.
To be considered for admission to Ryerson’s Master of Planning (MPl) in Urban Development, you must meet the minimum program requirements:
Two-year Regular Stream
A four-year honours bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study from a recognized university.
A significant majority of our students do not have a previous degree in urban planning.
All applicants are expected to have passed a university-level course in statistics.
One-year Accelerated Stream
Applicants must have a four- or five-year professionally-accredited bachelor's degree in Planning with a minimum GPA of 3.00/4.33 (B).
Applicants must also have professional experience working directly in the field of planning with progressive responsibility of no less than five consecutive calendar years of full-time employment. Note that internship and co-op experience is not counted. Applicants should be provisional or full members of a recognized provincial, state or national planning institute or regulatory body.
Applicants with a bachelor's degree and an exceptional record of practice over an established career of 5 or more consecutive years directly in planning may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants must have passed a university-level course in statistics.