Master of City Planning Program
Program and Registration

2018-2019 Curriculum Courses

Program Flow Chart - Thesis

Program Flow Chart - Capstone

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For Registration Inquiries after July 19, 2018 please contact:
Yvonne Halden at or 204-474-8769

(Schedules and courses are subject to change up to and including the first week of class.)


The City Planning program offers a strong grounding in planning. It is studio-based, and offers two options to complete the degree –a Capstone Project or a Thesis (see below for more details).  The program also coordinates a mentorship program with the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute, and most students find planning internships in summer of the first year.

Studio courses form the core of the curriculum. With a strong emphasis on collaborative practice and team work, these courses engage students in work with local partners in urban neighbourhoods and rural towns, with the Manitoba Capital Region, and with Indigenous communities in the province. Studios provide a venue to synthesize and put into action lessons learned in the program’s core, option and elective seminar courses. Conversely, the seminars provide opportunities to reflect on the experience gained in the field during studio projects. .

Five core courses are required of all students in the program. These provide foundations for understanding both the theory and practice of planning. Combined with the studios, these address many of the competencies required for professional certification by the Professional Standards Board.

Students are required to take two courses from a roster of option courses. These allow students to tailor the program to their interests.  In addition, students in the Capstone Stream are required to complete two electives; those in the Thesis stream may take electives to support their particular research interests.

Studios (18 credit hours)

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

Option Courses (6 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours required - Capstone students only)

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Students enrolled in the Capstone stream are required to complete 6 credit hours of electives. Students in the Thesis stream are not required to take electives, but may elect to do so (in consultation with their academic advisor) if the courses support their research agendas.

Elective courses provide graduate students with the opportunity to work with other faculty and students from within the Faculty of Architecture, as well as the larger university community. Our students have forged links with the Departments of Anthropology, Geography, Engineering, Native Studies, and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), among others. Some students have even taken elective courses at other universities.

At present, City Planning faculty members are offering the following elective courses:
    ARCG 7080   GIS for Planners (3)
    EVLU 4006    Child-friendly Cities (3)
    EVLU 4006    Healthy Cities (3)
    EVLU 4006    Sustainable Community Design (3


Major Degree Project

Sample Curricula