Application Requirements

In addition to Dalhousie University's admission requirements, the School of Planning requires additional documentation to complete your application:

Please note, you are applying to the 202010 (2019/2020 fall) school year.  Applications open in October 2018 with a January 31 2019 deadline.

Step 1 - Complete Online

Complete the online graduate application form and pay the application fee.
You must provide your 2 academic references at the time that you are completing your online application form.    Only use the university email address of your academic references as the system will not recognize personal email addresses.

If you are submitting a third non-academic/professional references this cannot be submitted electronically but rather, the reference letter with the original signature must also be signed across the seal and mailed to the address below.

Step 2 – Send via mail to:

Tamara Adlain
Dalhousie University School of Planning
5410 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

  • TWO official hard copies of your university transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

Please note that if you received transfer credits, courses completed at another university as a one-term or full-year exchange student, then you must submit a transcript from those universities as well.

Step 3 – Email to

  • A letter or statement of intent - (why you want to study planning - about two pages)
  • resumé
  • A sample of your writing (about four pages) - not published or co-authored.


For general inquiries, contact Tamara Adlain.