Applicants to the graduate program in the City of Planning are not required to contact a faculty member prior to the admissions process. However, faculty members are usually available by email to answer questions about the program or their specific areas of research. After acceptance into the program successful applicants will be placed with academic faculty member(s) in the department who will work with you throughout the graduate program.
Application instructions and electronic forms can be found at the Faculty of Graduate Studies admissions webpage: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html
The required documents should be uploaded prior to the submission of an application. These documents are:
• Post-Secondary Institution Transcripts
• Statement of General Interest
• Statement of Specific Research Interest(s)
• Photocopy of Birth Certificate or Passport
• English Language Test Score (if required)
STEP-BY-STEP APPLICATION PROCESS:
1. Completed application online through the Faculty of Graduate Studies Website.
2. Letters of Reference from two individuals (email addresses will be requested) under whom the applicant has worked or studied. These will normally be faculty members acquainted with the applicant's undergraduate performance.
2. Electronic copies of all applicants’ post-secondary academic record
Should applicants receive successful admission to the program they must submit official transcripts directly from all post-secondary institutions attended and if the transcript does not clearly state that the degree has been conferred, an official degree certificate is required to accompany the transcript. International Students: If the academic records are produced in a language other than English, both versions must be submitted. To be official, transcripts must be received in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution. All applicants require a four-year undergraduate degree (120 credit hours) and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last two years (60 credit hours). A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained as a condition for continuation (with a minimum of C+ in each course included in the student's program of study). Need help with assessment please go to Application Assessment Procedures
3. Resume, including relevant biographical facts, volunteer work and travel history, etc.
4. A written statement of general interest is required of all applicants, whatever the admission date. Applicants also have the option, and are strongly encouraged, to provide a separate statement of research interest; this is especially important for those applying to begin their program in January. Guidance on each form of statement is provided here.
5. A minimum of two letters of recommendation. Please read carefully the online process. Referees can be contacted directly through from the institution should request this on the web site. If not sealed letters of recommendation, both of which must come from a college instructor of the student (see Letter of Support) can be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
6. A copy of your birth certificate or passport. Name changes/differences on any documentation must be supported with official evidence.
7. Non-Canadian students whose first language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in English when making an admission application. The following tests are recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (minimum score required is indicated in parentheses). English Language Exemption List
•University of Michigan English Language Examination Assessment Battery (80%)
•Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL scores: 580 paper-based, 237 computer-based, 94 web-based)
•International English Language Testing System (minimum score of band 7.0)
•Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Teachers CanTEST (band 4.5 in listening and reading, and band 4.0 in writing and oral review)
•In cases where the above tests are clearly not available, other documented evidence of English proficiency will be considered.
Note: Normally, all foreign language students are required to complete the CanTEST prior to registration. This test is not used for screening but is solely to provide the department and student with information for possible placement in English Language Training Courses.
For any further program information please contact the City Planning program at