Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Master of Planning (MPlan)
Master of Planning Studies (MPS)


The School of Planning provides professional planning education at the graduate level. They are one of two constituent schools in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Their strength lies in understanding urban and environmental systems, and the relationships between them. The faculty are committed to planning and designing good communities in life-sustaining environments. The School offers two programs: the MPlan, and the MPS, a post-professional degree that provides professional planners with an opportunity to pursue research at the graduate level.

Curriculum Emphasis

The curriculum of the School emphasizes:

  • Specialized knowledge of theory and practice of planning processes;
  • A sound appreciation of the environmental, social, and economic processes that shape the form and character of communities;
  • The active contribution of students in confronting and resolving contemporary planning problems in local communities; and
  • The development of personal capabilities suited to the leadership roles that planners assume

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application Deadline

Deadline for early admission consideration for all applicants is January 15 by 11:59 p.m. AST. Decision will be made by January 31.

Deadline for International student admission is March 1 by 11:59 p.m. AST. Decision will be made by March 15.

Deadline for domestic student admission is April 15 by 11:59 p.m. AST. Decision will be made by April 30.


Master of Planning and Master of planning studies programs are accepting admissions applications.

Admissions  to the combined programs (MASc/MPlan & MEng/MPlan) are suspended until further notice.

Contact Information

Subject Code: PLAN
Tel: 902-494-3260
Address: 5217, Morris St,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Lisa Berglund
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