Master of City Planning Program
Program and Registration

2018-2019 Curriculum Courses

Program Flow Chart - Thesis

Program Flow Chart - Capstone

It is very important that you go through the LINKS on the right site of the webpage as they will provide information related to registration, Claim ID and other relevant information for students.

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)


After their first year in the program, students generally undertake a summer internship, to gain planning work experience. These experiences also provide a basis for discussion in the Professional Planning Practice course in Year 2. More internship information can be found here along with a list of recent internship positions.

Major Degree Project

Sample Curricula